Philippe Dauman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Inc. in September 2006 and has served on the company's board of directors since 1987. Viacom is home to many of the world's premier entertainment brands with more than 160 media networks reaching approximately 700 million global subscribers. Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, Centric, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and Viva. Previously, Mr. Dauman was Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DND Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications investments, from May 2000 until September 2006. Prior to co-founding DND Capital Partners, Mr. Dauman served in several positions at Viacom, including as a Deputy Chairman and Executive Vice President of Viacom Inc. Mr. Dauman is a director of National Amusements, Inc. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Vice Chair of the Partnership for New York City, a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the board of the NCTA and the Board of Trustees for the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Dauman earned his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1974 and his law degree from Columbia University Law School in 1978 and serves on the board of trustees and the Dean's Council of Columbia University Law School.