Bill Roedy is former Chairman and CEO of MTV Networks International.
Mr. Roedy and his team built from scratch a global operation of 200 channels and 20 brands (including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) in 190 countries, reaching a potential audience of 2 billion people. Prior to joining MTVNI, Mr. Roedy was a Vice President for HBO for ten years, and was inducted as one of the “Pioneers” of the cable industry, as well as being inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Earlier he was a career officer in the United States Army where he qualified as Airborne Ranger and was a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam. He also commanded nuclear missile bases as part of NATO during the Cold War. Mr. Roedy serves as Founding Chair of the Staying Alive Foundation, which provides young people with resources to fight the epidemic at the grass roots level, in combination with MTV’s award-winning HIV/AIDS programming. In 1998, Mr. Roedy was named Ambassador for UNAIDS and he has addressed the UN General Assembly on several occasions regarding the pandemic. He was a founding member and Chair of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS from 1999 to 2002, and currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board. In 2005, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan appointed him founding Chair of the Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee. He is also active in a wide range of corporate social responsibility, Global Health issues and boards, including continued work with the United Nations, as well as Chair of amfAR, Vice Chair of GAVI, GBC, Global Health Corps, Hawn Foundation, Zumba, Ping4. Among his awards he has received the international Emmy Founder Award, two honorary doctorate degrees, amfAR’s Award of Courage, Midem Person of the Year, Doctors of the World Leadership Award and the UN Correspondents Association Global Citizen of the Year Award from UN Secretary General Ban–Ki-Moon. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point and an MBA from Harvard. He is an Executive Producer of the film documentary “Battle of amfAR”, which premiered on HBO on World AIDS Day, December 1st 2013. He is also the author of ‘What Makes Business Rock’, one of CNBC’s Best Books of Summer 2011 .