After five years as king of the HBO castle, CEO Bill Nelson has announced he’s leaving the company to retire at the end of the year. During Nelson’s near 30-year career, he bounced through a string of corporate roles before becoming top dog in 2007, subsequently overseeing the launch of the digital service HBO Go. While it might be impossible to replace such a commanding moustache, we’re sure current co-President Richard Plepler will do a fine job when he takes the helm. He’s responsible (in part) for bringing shows like Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones to our screens, after all. Enjoy your retirement Bill, and be glad you left on your own terms — some aren’t so fortunate.
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