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Warner Bros. Discovery has revealed several leadership roles across its Asia Pacific (APAC) business, following the appointment of James Gibbons as president, Asia Pacific, in October.

Reporting to Gibbons are Tony Qiu – GM, greater China and southeast Asia, leading a regional cluster of southeast Asia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, based in Singapore; Arjun Nohwar – GM, south Asia, based in Mumbai; Magdalene Ew – head of content, streaming, APAC, based in Singapore; Lynn Ng – head of content, networks, APAC, based in Singapore; Shonali Bedi – head of strategy, partnerships and insights, APAC based in Singapore; and Jae Chang – head of content licensing, southeast Asia, India and Korea, based in Singapore.

All roles are effective immediately.

Masami Takahashi, country manager and head of studios, Japan, is retiring from the company and will be leaving at the end of March 2024. Recruitment for a GM, Japan role, to be based in Tokyo, will commence imminently.

Regional leaders continuing in their Singapore-based roles include Daniel Tan, who expands his remit to head of marketing, APAC, and continues to report to Patrizio Spagnoletto, global chief marketing officer, direct-to-consumer; Kurt Rieder, who continues as head of theatrical distribution, APAC, reporting to Andrew Cripps, president, international theatrical distribution; and Jason Monteiro, who continues as APAC lead, streaming, reporting to JB Perrette, CEO and president, global streaming and games.

Gibbons said: “Culturally, demographically, and economically, APAC is the most diverse region, with more than half of the world’s population and a mix of developed and emerging markets. There are significant growth opportunities here, and I have every confidence that this leadership and our talented teams have the expertise, skills and ambition to drive optimum value across our globally renowned portfolio.”



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