Shari Redstone

Chairman; ViacomCBS

Shari E. Redstone joined the board of CBS in 2004. Redstone has been president of National Amusements Inc. since 2000 and served as executive vice president of NAI from 1994 to 2000. She also is a director of NAI. NAI, a closely held company, operates cinemas in the United States, the United Kingdom and Latin America and is also the controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS. Redstone also serves as president of Sumco Inc., a company owned by NAI and Sumner M. Redstone. Redstone is chairman and chief executive officer of Rising Star Media, a company established in partnership with NAI to build luxury-style cinemas in Russia.
Redstone is a member of the board of directors and executive committee for the National Association of Theatre Owners, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Inc., and chairman and chief executive officer of CineBridge Ventures Inc. Redstone is also the con-executive vice-chair of the board of directors of both Viacom and CBS. Redstone is the daughter of Sumner M. Redstone, the controlling stockholder of CBS.
Redstone is a media executive with a wide-ranging background in numerous aspects of the entertainment industry and related ventures. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Viacom Inc. and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Company.
Since 2000, she has been President of National Amusements, one of the top 10 movie exhibitors in the United States. Ms. Redstone has expanded the company’s international footprint and its exploration of new technologies. Redstone is also Co-founder and Managing Partner of Advancit Capital, a venture capital firm launched in 2011 which focuses on early stage investments in media, entertainment and technology. In addition, she is Co-Chairman of, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the National Theatre Owners Association (NATO). Ms. Redstone earned a BS from Tufts University and a JD and a Masters in Tax Law from Boston University. She practiced corporate law, estate planning and criminal law in the Boston area before joining National Amusements.
With a deep commitment to the community, Ms. Redstone is actively involved in a variety of charitable, civic and educational organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Ms. Redstone sits on the Board of Trustees at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. She served on the Board of Directors of CASA-Columbia from 2003-2012. Ms. Redstone joined the Board and Executive Committee of “Our Time,” a mass-membership organization that stands for the economic interests and political inclusion of young Americans aged 18-30. She is also on the Local Advisory Board and Executive Committee for BUILD, a non-profit organization which uses entrepreneurship to propel low income youth through high school and into college.
Redstone is included in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.

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