Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> July 23, 2001

Alex Yemenidjian – Metro-goldwyn-mayer Studios Inc (mgm)

ALEX YEMENIDJIAN was named Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. in April 1999. He oversees all operations of this diversified Los Angeles-based entertainment company, encompassing the production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, music, and home entertainment products including video, DVD, and interactive media. Mr. Yemenidjian came to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from a nine-year tenure at MGM Grand, Inc., an entertainment, hotel, and gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, where he continues to serve as a member of the company's Board of Directors. He also held the position of President and Chief Operating Officer from 1995 to 1999. Prior to joining MGM Grand, Inc., Mr. Yemenidjian was the Managing Partner of Parks, Palmer, Turner & Yemenidjian, a certified public accountancy firm. In addition to his business responsibilities, Mr. Yemenidjian presently serves on the Board of Directors of Kirk Kerkorian's Lincy Foundation and the American Film Institute, and serves as Chairman of the United Armenian Fund. He received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University, Northridge, and a Master's degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California. Profile
TWST: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of Metro-

Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., and an overview of the company.

Mr. Yemenidjian: MGM is basically in four distinct business