LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. today announced the appointment of Christopher Libertelli as the head of Global Government Relations. Mr. Libertelli joins Netflix from Skype, where for the last seven years, he successfully managed the company's government relations programs in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Netflix also announced today that Michael Drobac will be leaving the company to launch his own public service/ health care start-up. Mr. Drobac successfully established the Netflix Government Relations office in Washington in 2010 and spearheaded the company's domestic and global government relations' strategy.
"We're very excited for Christopher to join our team and thank Michael for his dedication to Netflix and wish him the best of luck with his new venture," said Netflix general counsel David Hyman. "Christopher is a seasoned public affairs executive with great insight into the global regulatory issues that Internet-based companies like Netflix face."
Prior to joining Skype in 2005, Libertelli served as senior legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and an associate at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. He received his JD in Communications Law at from Boston University.
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