Mattel LogoMattel Inc. elected Ynon Kreiz to serve on its Board of Directors, effective June 13.

Kreiz brings more than 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. He most recently served as chairman and CEO of Maker Studios, and previously served as chairman and CEO of Endemol, an independent television production company. Prior to that he served as Chairman and CEO of Fox Kids Europe, which he co-founded and expanded into 56 countries. 

Kreiz earlier served as general partner at European venture capital firm Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe), during which he served on the boards of several media and technology companies. He is also a member of the board of directors at Warner Music Group.

The election brings the total number of board directors to 12.