American NBC drama development head, Pearlena Igbokwe has become the first African-American president of a major Universal TV studio.
Pearlena was born in Nigeria. She moved to the United States with her parents at the age of six. She graduated from Yale University, and has an MBA from Columbia University’s business school.
According to reports, Nigerian-born US-based Pearlena Igbokwe has been named the President of Universal Television where she replaces Bela Bajaria, who departed Universal Television as President, after five years.
Before Igbokwe’s appointment, she was the Executive Vice President, Drama Development for NBC Entertainment. Before then, she was Executive Vice President, Drama Programming for NBC Entertainment.