EVP, General Manager Paramount Home Media Distribution International
Gaspare Benso was named Executive Vice President & General Manager of Paramount Home Media International in 2014.
Benso is charged with overseeing the international sales, marketing and distribution of digital and packaged media products for Paramount Pictures, including Electronic Sell-Through, Video-On-Demand, Pay-Per-View, Blu Ray and DVD.
Benso joined Paramount in August 2007 as Senior Vice President & CFO of Paramount Home Entertainment International. In 2011 he was promoted to Executive Vice President & CFO of Paramount Worldwide Home Entertainment with global responsibilities for market intelligence, business processes and financial operations. In 2012, Benso expanded his responsibilities to include TV and digital distribution.
Prior to joining Paramount, Benso spent more than nine years with Universal Studios and, later, with NBC Universal, where he held several senior management positions in the UK and US, including CFO of the International TV Channels and CFO of the Global Consumer Products & Digital Group.
Before joining Universal Studios, Benso held a variety of executive positions with Telemontecarlo (later renamed "La 7"), a free television network broadcasting in Italy and the South of France, and United International Pictures, a Paramount-Universal-MGM joint-venture organized to market and distribute motion pictures outside the US.
Benso started his career with Arthur Young & Co.
He graduated in Business & Economics from Libera Universita’ Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in Rome, Italy.