George Levendis (Greek: Γιώργος Λεβέντης), is a television and record executive and the current Head of International for Syco TV, a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music Entertainment. Most recently he was general manager of the Greek television network ANT1 the number two station in the Greek market and the largest Greek satellite station worldwide. Over the last 20 years, he has held marketing and management positions at a number of record companies, including Arista Records, Arista Records U.K., BMG Greece, BMG Australia, Heaven Music, and culminating as Senior Vice President of Sony BMG Global Marketing at the headquarters of Sony BMG in New York City. In this position, he oversaw worldwide campaigns for artists including Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Shakira, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Leona Lewis, Il Divo and Westlife. Under his control, Heaven Music was built into one of Greece's largest and successful independent music companies. In February 2011, he was the winning judge after three consecutive seasons on the Greek version of the singing competition The X Factor.