Pearlena Igbokwe ’87


Pearlena Igbokwe is Chairman, Universal Studio Group (USG), where she leads four powerhouse studios: Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International Studios that produce over 3,000 hours of programming currently airing or streaming around the globe.

Igbokwe and her team support a slate of ambitious storytellers, including Jordan Peele, Sam Esmail, Tina Fey, Seth MacFarlane, Julie Plec, Amy Poehler, Tanya Saracho, Michael Schur, Alan Yang, David Heyman, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Lorne Michaels, and Dick Wolf, among numerous others. Igbokwe currently oversees approximately 110 projects across more than 25 platforms worldwide, including broadcast networks, streamers, and numerous cable outlets. Notable USG projects under her purview include “Hacks,” “Never Have I Ever,” “Girls5eva,” “Young Rock,” “The Umbrella Academy,” “Dr. Death,” “Loot,” “We Are Lady Parts,” “Baking It”, “Hollywood Game Night” and “The Best Man: The Final Chapters.”

Igbokwe has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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