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A+E expands Banerjee’s Asia role

US broadcaster A+E Networks has promoted Saugato Banerjee to managing director for Asia from his former role of MD for North Asia.

Saugato Banerjee

The move will consolidate operations across the entire Asia region under the control of a single executive.

In his extended role, Banerjee will be responsible for South-east Asia, North Asia (Korea, China and Japan), Taiwan, Hong Kong and India.

The status of current South-east Asia MD Leena Singarajah was not clear at press time.

Banerjee joined A+E Networks in 2011, prior to which he held various roles at ESPN Star Sports, CNBC Asia Pacific, Contract Advertising and FCB India.

“Saugato is a skilled executive with well-established relationships and strategic vision for this growing region,” said Patrick Vien, group MD of international.

“We applaud his launch of our brands in Korea across linear and digital, spearheading key production partnerships and successful stewardship of our Japanese business as we look forward to even greater success in his new, expanded role.”

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