Top Story


Home >> Media - TV >> Article

DISCOVERY revamps APAC Team; Nikhil Madhok joins as SVP, Head of Products

Font Size   16
DISCOVERY revamps APAC Team; Nikhil Madhok joins as SVP, Head of Products

Discovery today announced it is strengthening its central Corporate Leadership Team in Asia Pacific with key appointments. Operating leadership remains with the company’s five market clusters announced earlier in year. The move adds innovative, world-class capabilities and resources to accelerate the company’s stated ambition to evolve from a traditional linear pay-tv to a true convergent media and entertainment business across market clusters in Asia.

Commenting on the appointments, Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific said, “We are laser focused on re-inventing our existing space and growing our business beyond linear across Asia. The new leadership team members bring with them strong entrepreneurial drive and a disruptive mindset. I am thrilled to welcome them on board as we step up our efforts to redefine our product and business portfolio in the region.”   

The new executives bring extensive professional experience and capabilities from a number of diverse backgrounds:

Nikhil Madhok - SVP, Head of Products, will spearhead the re-development of the company’s product suite and champion a strong maker culture in the organisation. He will closely partner with the Innovation team on future digital offerings. Nikhil joins in January from Star where he recently led the turnaround of two of Star’s largest networks.  

Rebecca Kent - VP Business Transformation, oversees change management, and leads business process and operational optimisation. Rebecca joined in September from Discovery’s Global Business Operations team in London. 

Darrell Chan - VP Regional Counsel, will manage the legal dossier, drive strong governance around Discovery’s growing portfolio of equity stakes in new businesses and coordinate external affairs. Darrell joins on 1st February 2017, from Expedia. He will partner with Dinkim Sailo, who manages Discovery’s External and Government Affairs brief.  Dinkim recently joined from SOS International.

Karun Arya - Director, Head of Corporate Communications,represents the company’s voice as it implements its ambitious transformation and investment plans. He onboarded recently from Uber.

Discovery’s new executives join Nilesh Zaveri (Chief Financial Officer & SVP Corporate Operations), Winradit Kasidit Kolasastraseni (SVP Innovation), Jonathan Mills (VP, Corporate Development), Karan Paul (VP Strategy) and Jin Tan (VP, Human Resources) in the APAC HQ team.

Tags Discovery

Vinik Karnik, Business Head - ESP Properties, talked about what went into conceptualising the first edition of the entertainment marketing report, Showbiz

Rahul Jhamb, Brand Head, Forever 21, on how the fast fashion brand always stays on the pulse of latest marketing trends

Heavy spends on OOH and print sum up this year’s ad spends of YLG Salon

Baba Ramdev brought his sharp wits for an interview with e4m where he promised to disrupt more markets and spoke about he the way he created a brand through consistent and selfless work

Heavy spends on OOH and print sum up this year’s ad spends of YLG Salon

Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer, Diageo India, gives us a peek into the marketing strategy for McDowell’s No 1 Soda, its creation of ‘No 1 Yaari Jam,’ their own set of 4Ps and importance of content

Prior to joining Madison PR in 2012 Chaudhary was Group President Corporate Communications at Reliance Industries Limited.