The Elton John AIDS Foundation has announced that Paul Buccieri, President & Chairman of the A+E Networks® Group, has joined its board of directors. Buccieri leads A+E Networks, helming the multiplatform global entertainment business encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, The HISTORY® Channel, as well as A+E Networks International®, A+E Studios®, Six West Media™ and Category 6™ Media. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 338 million households in 41 languages across over 200 territories. Paul oversees all aspects of the company, including Programming, Ad Sales, Distribution, Marketing, the People Team, Communications and Global Content Sales (GCS), enabling global audiences to interact with its brands and content through FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products, and podcasts.
“Raising awareness of the ongoing global AIDS epidemic, and the means to protect yourself, as well as the barriers to ending the disease are absolutely critical to our work at the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” said David Furnish, Chairman of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “Paul’s deep experience and understanding of messaging and the global media ecosystem at the highest level is a tremendous asset to our Board. Elton and my fellow board members are delighted he has joined us at such a critical time for the Foundation. We deeply value both his professional expertise and longtime understanding of, and compassion for, those who are vulnerable and in need of support.”
I have long admired Elton’s unparalleled dedication to equality and human dignity, and I am honored to join Elton, David, Anne and the entire Board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation to help further their life-saving work. The Foundation has an unwavering commitment to ending the AIDS epidemic and supporting communities in need, and I look forward to contributing to their vital mission. – Paul Buccieri
Under Buccieri’ s leadership, A+E Networks has been recognized for its significant philanthropic commitment including diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and support for heart health awareness, veterans and military families, education outreach, and mentorship. Buccieri currently serves as a board member for the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and holds committee and board positions with NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, the Lincoln Center Leadership Committee, The Paley Center for Media, The Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet school, the NAACP Entertainment Industry Board, Propagate Content and the Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
Learn more about Buccieri and the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Board of Directors here.