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Turner announces new GM for newly established Southeast Asia organisation

Vishal Dembla has been named Vice-President and General Manager of Turner Southeast Asia. In this new role, he will look after Turner’s commercial and channel operations, as well as the day-to-day management of kids and entertainment businesses in Southeast Asia

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | February 7, 2017

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Turner Asia Pacific has announced the establishment of a new Southeast Asia organisation and named Vishal Dembla as the Vice-President and General Manager of Turner Southeast Asia.

Dembla, who in his new role has been tasked with growing all of Turner’s commercial and channel operations, as well as the day-to-day management of its kids and entertainment businesses in Southeast Asia, will be based in Singapore.

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“For the first time, we have aligned all our Southeast Asia efforts under one executive and these changes will enable Turner to better develop its growing business in this region,” said Phil Nelson, Managing Director, Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia, Turner. “Vishal has been an integral member of our senior management team – forging new initiatives and driving growth – and is well-positioned for this new role,” he added.

In addition to overseeing all commercial lines, including ad sales and content sales, Dembla will lead the region’s programming, creative services and marketing departments for all of Turner’s kids and entertainment brands. The team will also handle the network distribution side of the business – focusing on expanding the reach of brands, including CNN International, Warner TV, Oh!K, Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Southeast Asia.

In his previous capacity, Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Before joining Turner, he worked as Chief Operating Officer, Motion Pictures, K Sera Sera Productions Ltd; Vice-President, Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd; and Business Head, Reliance Big Productions.

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