Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John Departs Netflix; Parting Was Reportedly 'Mutual and Amicable'
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Chief Marketing Officer Bozoma Saint John Departs Netflix; Parting Was Reportedly 'Mutual and Amicable'

Bozoma Saint John is out at Netflix.

Variety was the first outlet to break the exclusive story. According to their report, Saint John’s departure from the company was “mutual and amicable,” but it’s unclear where she’ll be going next. Saint John was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at the streaming giant.

“I came to Netflix with a surplus of enthusiasm and creative energy and am immensely proud of the campaigns we inspired that sparked global conversations,” Bozoma Saint John said in a statement to Variety. “It’s been a transformative two-year experience for which I will always be grateful.”

Saint John will be replaced by Marian Lee, who was promoted to the CMO position after serving as the company’s vice president of marketing in the U.S. and Canada.

Netflix is an incredible brand with the best content and creative teams in the world,” Lee said in the same statement. “I am confident our most exciting work is ahead of us and I am honored to lead this best-in-class global marketing team into the future, and continue to connect our incredible series and films with audiences around the globe.”

We certainly wish Bozoma Saint John all the best, and can’t wait to see what she does next!

Bozoma Saint John has a rich history in the industry

In June of 2020, AfroTech reported on Bozoma Saint John’s now-former role at Netflix.

“I’m thrilled to join Netflix, especially at a time when storytelling is critical to our global, societal well-being,” she said in a statement. “I feel honored to contribute my experience to an already dynamic legacy, and to continue driving engagement in the future.”

“Bozoma Saint John is an exceptional marketer who understands how to drive conversations around popular culture better than almost anyone, ” said Netflix Co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.  “As we bring more great stories to our members around the world, she’ll define and lead our next exciting phase of creativity and connection with consumers.”

Prior to getting hired at Netflix, Bozoma Saint John worked with such companies as Pepsi, Apple Music, and iTunes.