Vishal Dembla Appointed VP And General Manager For Turner Southeast Asia
This week (06/02/2017), Turner Southeast Asia has appointed a new vice president and general manager – Vishal Dembla. In his new role, Mr Dembla will oversee, lead and develop all of Turner’s entertainment and kids channel operations in the Southeast Asia region. This includes Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
Mr. Dembla will oversee ad-sales, content sales, programming, creative, channel distribution and marketing departments and will be based in Singapore.
In his previous role, Mr. Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, which has now expanded to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
From The Official Turner Southeast Asia Press Release: Turner Announces New Southeast Asia Organisation and New General Manager
Turner Asia Pacific has announced the establishment of a new Southeast Asia organization and appointment of a new regional lead to be based in Singapore.
Vishal Dembla has been named Vice President and General Manager of Turner Southeast Asia. In this new role, he has been tasked with growing all of Turner’s commercial and channel operations within this increasingly important region, as well as the day-to-day management of its kids and entertainment businesses in Southeast Asia.
“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,” commented Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director of Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia. “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.”
In addition to oversight of all commercial lines including ad-sales and content sales, Mr. 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 further expanding the reach of brands including CNN International, Warner TV, Oh!K, Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Southeast Asia.
In his previous capacity, Mr. Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. His expanded geographical remit now also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.