Fredrik af Malmborg
Fredrik started out as a radio reporter and host at the young age of 14 and went on to become a digital media entrepreneur before co-founding Sparks Network, which would become Eccho Rights in 2004. Fredrik is a graduate of Lund School of Economics.
As CEO, Fredrik’s job is to find the next hit series, close innovative deals and build a quality team of staff.
As for his favourite TV show, Fredrik says, “What could be better than a Turkish drama?”
Director of Turkish Drama
Handan started out her career as a talent manager and casting director, but moved into sales and acquisitions in 2009.
Handan's job is to develop the Eccho Rights business in Turkey with new exciting relationships.
Naturally, Handan’s favourite TV genre is Turkish drama!
Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development
Adam began his career with New Media Vision, a bespoke production/distribution company based in the UK before joining NENT Studios UK (formerly DRG) where most recently he was Commercial Director.
As Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development, Adam’s job is to find collaborative & creative ways of working with Eccho’s production partners in Western Europe and the English-speaking world as well as working with the team to find new projects to distribute worldwide.
Adam is not shy about his love for all things science fiction!
Director of Sales, Western Europe
Lucy started out her career in distribution at ITV Studios, holding roles in format and readymade sales at BBC Studios, Keshet International, All3Media and NENT Studios UK, before moving to Eccho Rights in 2021. She is responsible for licensing our extensive scripted catalogue into Western Europe as well as inputting into the acquisition and development process.
She has found herself in the right place at Eccho as drama is her passion. Whilst she loves watching all the new dramas, her favourite series of all time is The Wire which she has seen too many times to count...
Head of Latin America & Iberia
Both Barbora’s parents worked in film and television and she decided to follow in their footsteps and study film production. She soon realised, however, that international sales was her future and spent eight years at Imagina /Globomedia.
Barbora joined Eccho Rights in 2015 and now heads up the sales and acquisitions for the company in Latin America.
Barbora’s mum used to say that she liked watching all moving images and she’s still a massive consumer of all types of drama shows.
Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales
Melis joined Eccho Rights from Calinos Entertainment London Office where she had worked as International Content Sales Director, having previously held various sales and acquisitions roles at Fox Networks Group, Tivibu (1st IPTV Platform in Turkey) and Digiturk (now beIN). At Eccho Rights, in addition to managing sales of the company's full catalogue in MENA, Israel and India, Melis handles Turkish Drama sales in Western Europe, and is furthermore acquiring content specifically for digital platforms and is part of our London team.
Whether to acquire, to sell or for her free time, she likes to watch all types of dramas and believes the content is still the king!
Head of Asia Business
After stumbling upon an introductory film class in college, Deborah knew she would work in television. Working first in post-production, she then moved to iMBC, mapping the digital distribution strategy of Korean series with global OTT platforms.
Although she spent most of her years in the US, Deborah is a hardcore Korean when it comes to dancing to K-pop, and binge-watching Korean dramas!
Sales Consultant, CEE and Africa
Berkin brings years of television industry experience in both linear and online programming, and international distribution, to his role as a Sales Consultant for Eccho Rights, covering the territories of CEE and Africa.
Originally from Istanbul but now working with our London office, Berkin's in-depth insights into the Turkish Drama industry are second only to his encyclopaedic knowledge of international cinema and pop culture.
Head of Legal & Business Affairs
Oskar’s first employment in the media industry was in the late nineties with Scandinavian Broadcasting Systems (SBS) in London as Legal & Business Affairs. Since then he has been working with multiple broadcasters and publishers, while focusing on audiovisual entertainment. At Eccho Rights Oskar is in charge of legal services and to develop new business strategies.
Oskar´s favourite series of all times is Designated Survivor.
Anni was a certified accountant at PwC before taking on the role as chief of finances at Eccho Rights. Her job is to create the perfect financial eccho system and to make sure everything adds up.
Anni’s favourite TV shows are historical dramas and horror series.
Head of Marketing
David came to Eccho Rights via various roles in the hospitality industry and then a photographic tech start-up, working both at home in the UK and abroad.
This proved to be the ideal preparation for his role handling Eccho Rights' marketing presence throughout the varied territories in which we operate.
Aside from watching his beloved England cricket team, David enjoys sitcoms, crime thrillers and political drama series.
Head of Localisation and Editorial
Ceylan attended college in the United States after graduating from a French high school in Istanbul. After a year in Italy she returned to Turkey to start her career as a freelance translator with a special focus on children's books. With her extensive experience as editor for various magazines and publications, Ceylan is in charge of all editorial needs at Eccho Rights.
Ceylan enjoys reading books as much as writing them herself, or simply watching a comedy series.
Delivery & Distribution Manager
While Carl has always had a love for computers and the mechanisms behind them, his true passions are music and art. Before joining the Eccho Rights team in Stockholm, Carl studied programming at Linköpings University, creating everything from useful apps for students to video games.
When Carl isn’t busy creating music or art, he loves to sit down and binge all kinds of Anime Series.
Legal Counsel, Istanbul
Aşiyan’s passion for exploring the world of art lead her to pursue a career in copyright law. She completed her Master's degree in London writing a thesis on the conflict between freedom of artistic creativity and copyright protection, a highly relevant background for navigating the complex world of TV formats and drama series!
Before returning to Istanbul to join Eccho Rights, Aşiyan fell for British storytelling and rates Phoebe Waller Bridge as her favourite creator in TV!
Johanna joined Eccho Rights in January 2023 having spent the previous decade as an accountant in a variety of industries, from medical research to property.
Making the switch to the television business was an obvious choice for a keen watcher of the small screen, albeit one whose viewing is these days mostly curated by her young son - Johanna’s current favourite shows are Peppa Pig and the modern Swedish classic The Bolibompa Family.
Accounting Manager, Istanbul
Hatice studied Business Administration at university, going on to become a member of the İstanbul Chamber of Certified Public Accountants and working in several sectors before joining Eccho Rights in July 2021.
Outside of work, she likes to feed her soul by reading books, watching science fiction and comedy movies and TV series, hiking and diving.
Junior Financial Controller
Having completed her Masters majoring in Accounting in her native Finland, Jennifer moved across the Baltic Sea to Sweden in 2022, joining Eccho Rights a year later.
When she’s not making sure the books are in order at our Stockholm office, Jennifer can be found on the football pitch - though in the middle of the Nordic winter she prefers a cup of coffee on the sofa with trashy reality dating shows on the TV.
Distribution and Delivery Coordinator
Christer's passion for culture began at an early age and he was soon acting in plays, before training as a drama teacher. He moved away from the stage and began working as an editor and technical manager on several Swedish reality TV shows, before joining the delivery department at Eccho Rights.
Christer grew up watching The X-files and still loves to relive the glorious 90s. When he's not catching up with Mulder and Scully he likes to get out and about, pursuing his newfound passion for photography.
Felicia graduated with first class honours from film school in London, and having focused on the world of Korean Drama for much of her studies, she has brought a unique knowledge and passion for international TV to our marketing team.
As well as drama, Felicia’s K-obsession extends to the world of K-Pop, and she has even started learning Korean to keep up with the latest news on her favourite idols.
Western Drama Team Coordinator
Sarah joined the team at Eccho’s London office in January 2023, following stints in marketing at AMC Networks and Entertainment One. With a passion for storytelling, Sarah now coordinates everything behind the scenes on the development and sales of our English language line-up.
A fan of mini-series and thrillers, the latest season of White Lotus was a particular favourite and Sarah says “when I grow up I want to be Jennifer Coolidge”.
Sales Coordinator of LATAM & Iberia
Raised by a producer father and director mother, and surrounded by the inspirational creativity of cinema and television, Violeta was intrigued by the business of distribution and moved to Madrid to pursue a career that started in acquisitions, before moving over to the sales side and landing at Eccho Rights in 2022.
Violeta loves classic black and white cinema, and her fondest memories are of nights watching the Marx Brothers filmography with her family.
Önay studied Cinema and Television at Işık University. While finishing her studies, she began working in the film industry on international projects and was able to play a part in more or less every process involved in making a film!
She admires most of the arts, specifically dance, and when she is not keeping our Istanbul office running smoothly, she has a side career as a professional flamenco dancer! In addition to her interests, Önay enjoys walks by the sea, animals and street photography.
Jonatan has always been passionate about film, but before deciding to pursue a career in Film and TV he worked with Business Development in E-commerce optimisation. Since then he has studied both Film Theory and History at Lund University and Directing at FAMU in Prague.
Jonatan loves to write and will watch any series or films, given that the script is good. His favourite series so far is Chernobyl.
Digital Media Supervisor
Ozan is a licensed Electronic and Communication Technician. His career started in Eurosport’s Turkish office as a playout technician in 2002 and after various positions as video and camera editor, he joined the Eccho Rights Digital Management team in 2019.
During his spare time Ozan enjoys playing guitar, watching anime and playing video games. He is also a fan of watching TV series, his all time favourite series are Breaking Bad and Modern Family.
Digital Media Supervisor
During his career in digital media, Meriç has created and led campaigns across multiple digital channels, gaining particular expertise in management of YouTube channels, ads in the platform and broadcasting strategy.
He loves the opportunity to be creative and innovative at work, as well as the interesting insights and conversations that come from meeting so many new people.
In his free time, Meriç likes walking and exploring new places around the city.
Büşra began her career as a web editor, gaining experience with international news agencies and learning the ins and outs of the world of SEO. She now puts this to work optimising our Youtube channels' performance on the web.
Büşra loves sitcoms as well as Turkish TV series. She is keen on dramas with tension even though she can be an emotional person herself!
While studying Web Design in high school, Melike developed a passion for Youtube, and after completing her education in computer programming at university, she knew she wanted to work with Youtube Content Publishing.
She spends her free time reading, traveling, and constantly learning new things, and plans to further her undergraduate degree in her field.
Çağlar's route to becoming a video editor was certainly unique, having studied machine engineering, he worked as a lighting engineer and then journalist. He came to Eccho Rights having most recently worked as a social media specialist for a variety of media companies including Turkey's Show TV.
When he's not editing content for our Youtube channels, Çağlar can be found on his bike, spending time with "the world's best dog" and dreaming of the sea.
Digital Team Intern
Uğur became interested in software and programming while he was studying Web Design in high school. He went on to study computer programming at university, and later landed an internship at Ay Yapım, one of Turkey's leading production companies. In the meantime, his interest in social media areas such as Youtube increased and he is currently continuing his education on open education Social Media management.
Like Sherlock, he is a fan of mystery series, movies and video games.
Hospitality & Office Supervisor, Istanbul
With an educational background in Child Psychology and Development, Hadiye was always destined to take care of people. Though she moved into hospitality in a number of different industries, her warm smile and positive energy have always served her well in taking care of colleagues and hosting guests.
She loves comedy movies and is a huge fan of Turkish Drama series.