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Discovery promotes Anil Jhingan to president and MD of Asia Pacific operations

Discovery Inc has promoted Anil Jhingan to president and MD of its operations in Asia Pacific to replace Simon Robinson.

Anil Jhingan

Jhingan will assume the role from November 1, with current regional head Robinson stepping away from the APAC business to lead integration planning activities in connection with Discovery’s proposed merger with WarnerMedia.

Jhingan will be based in London, where he will lead all of Discovery’s businesses across Asia Pacific, spanning 12 office hubs covering 52 markets, 25 channel brands in 18 languages and streaming platform Discovery+.

He joined Discovery in 2019 as executive VP of corporate development for the EMEA and APAC regions, prior to which he was group director of M&A and international development at UK satcaster Sky.

With over two decades of international media experience, Jhingan also previously held various senior exec positions at 21st Century Fox and News Corporation. His international experience has included direct involvement throughout Asia Pacific, including India, South-East Asia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery streaming and international, said: “We are fortunate to have a terrific leader in Anil, who knows the Asia-Pacific markets well and has already been well integrated with our talented leadership team in the region.

“APAC remains a key growth driver for Discovery, and Anil’s deep industry experience, impressive international track record and strong leadership qualities, working with our expert local teams, will be central to building continued scale and differentiation in this critical region.”


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