President and Chief Operating Officer
Adam Chesnoff is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Saban Capital Group LLC. In this position, Mr. Chesnoff is responsible for overseeing the company’s investment and business activities, including real estate, private equity, venture capital, and public market investments. He also provides oversight of business operations and the corporate team including legal, finance, tax and human resources.
Mr. Chesnoff is currently a member of the Board of Saban Real Estate, member of the Board of Saban Films, member of the Board of Saban Music Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, an owner and operator of pay television channels across South East Asia.
Between 2007-2020, Mr. Chesnoff was a member Board of Directors of Univision, the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States. Between 2013-2019, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Partner Communications (Nasdaq/Tlv listed), a leading telecommunications company in Israel. In addition, Mr. Chesnoff co-formed and directed the investment group that acquired a controlling stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (Frankfurt listed), Germany’s largest television group, and he served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of ProSiebenSat.1 between 2003 to 2007. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Chesnoff served on the Board of Directors of Bezeq (Tlv listed), Israel’s incumbent telecommunications company.
Prior to becoming President and COO of Saban Capital Group, Mr. Chesnoff spent five years at Fox Family Worldwide (FFWW) where he oversaw business development across all global divisions, including television channels, programming, production, international distribution and merchandising.
From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Chesnoff worked in the Business Affairs and Corporate Development groups at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures, where he focused on strategic planning, financial analysis, deal structuring and new business development in the Motion Picture and Television divisions. In 1991, Mr. Chesnoff worked in the Far East for one year where he oversaw the establishment of a garment-factory network for export to the United States.
Mr. Chesnoff is a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Business (MBA, 1994) and Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business Administration (BA, Economics and Management, 1991). Prior to that, Mr. Chesnoff served as an officer in the IDF from 1984 – 1988.