With a background as engineer, management consultant and investment manager, Cem switched careers and joined the Development Department of Mastiff Sweden (part of Banijay). After selling, adapting, developing and producing several shows, Cem went on to work as Head of Development and later as Mastiff’s Managing Director. During this time he created several formats which have been produced internationally, including Trash or Treasure (Bytt är Bytt) in Denmark, Netherlands and Italy, Dropped (Det Största Äventyret) in Norway, True Talent in China and Chile and Copycat Singers in China. Cem also held the position of joint-CEO of Zodiak’s production outfit in Los Angeles for two years, and during this time executive produced The Selection for History Channel and Celebrity Wife Swap for ABC. Before starting Dare Television, Cem worked as Deputy Head of Channels at TV4, Sweden’s largest commercial broadcaster.