Michael D. Armstrong has been SVP and GM of BET International and Paramount Channel, part of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) since January 2011.

Michael has held several senior level roles within Viacom including:  SVP and GM of BET International, overseeing all areas of the business and operations for BET in international markets;  Sales Director, International Marketing Partnerships and  VP of Affiliate Marketing-Music Group for the Affiliate Sales and Marketing division of MTV Networks.

Michael received a B.S. from Hampton University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2012.

He is Chairman of the Board for the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, and of the Dance Theatre of Harlem; and also on the board of the Fairchester chapter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.