Samuel Di Piazza Jr. will serve as chairman of Warner Bros. Discovery once the merger closes, AT&T has announced.
Di Piazza, a 36-year veteran of PricewaterhouseCoopers, served as that company's global CEO from 2002 until his retirement in 2009.
Six other members of the board -- which will have 13 members, seven appointed by AT&T and six by Discovery -- were also announced.
They are: Li Haslett Chen, founder and CEO of commerce and payments platform Narrativ; Richard Fisher, senior adviser to Barclays and former president/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Debra Lee, previously chair and CEO of BET Networks; Fazal Merchant, senior adviser to Sixth Street Partners; Paula Price, former CFO of Macy’s; and Geoff Yang, founding partner and managing director of venture-capital firm Redpoint Ventures.
The merger is expected to close in mid- to late April.