Uni Studios takes Sean Gamble as exec vp

Move marks return to company after GE stint

Sean Gamble has been named executive vp and CFO of Universal Studios.

Gamble will oversee the financial and operational performance of Universal's global film ops and report to president and COO Ron Meyer, who announced the appointment Tuesday, as well as NBC Universal executive vp and CFO Lynn Calpeter.

Gamble replaces Christy Shibata, who has accepted a position as executive vp financial planning and analysis at NBC Uni.

Gamble most recently was executive finance manager of GE Oil & Gas' equipment business in Florence, Italy. Before that, he served as vp financial planning and analysis at Universal Pictures.

"We know Sean well, and we are so pleased to welcome him back," Meyer said. "His already established relationships along with his international experience are invaluable as we continue to focus on our film operations worldwide."