RICHARD PLEPLER

Chairman and Chief Executive

Home Box Office

Richard Plepler is chairman and chief executive of Home Box Office, overseeing overall management of HBO and its sister cable channel Cinemax. The channels draw a combined 134 million subscribers worldwide. Under Plepler’s leadership, HBO’s original productions continue to raise the bar with some of the most innovative, honored and critically respected programming on television, including “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and the talk show “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.” “True Detective,” which debuted in early 2014, became the most-watched freshman series in HBO’s history. Plepler is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.