Ed Wells joins Sesame Workshop as head of international media and education. In this role, Wells will manage Sesame’s internal offices and expansion efforts throughout Europe, the GCC, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Wells will oversee all production, distribution, themed entertainment, education, and licensing businesses for the Workshop across these regions.
Most recently, Wells served as executive vice president and head of International for WWE, Inc., where he was responsible for the global strategic development of WWE’s brand and businesses, including the launch of the direct-to-consumer subscription service, WWE Network. Prior to that, he worked across the Viacom International Media Networks brands based in New York, Singapore, and Japan, where he served as vice president and general manager of Nickelodeon.
Wells received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan and later earned Master of Arts degrees in International Studies from both American University and Ritsumeikan University.