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WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks appoints new APAC leadership

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By Taruka Srivastav, Reporter

September 25, 2019 | 2 min read

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has named Ricky Ow as president, distribution and advertising sales, APAC, uniting Turner Asia Pacific and HBO Asia.

Ricky Ow has been named President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, APAC

Ricky Ow has been named President, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, APAC

Ow, who was previously president, Turner Asia Pacific, takes on responsibility for all entertainment networks, distribution of all networks, advertising sales and the kids networks operations in the Asia Pacific region. Also, Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia, will be leaving the company.

Giorgio Stock, president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, distribution and advertising sales, EMEA and APAC said: “Ricky has done a tremendous job in building a team that has transformed our business in Asia, investing in award-winning premium content, developing completely new revenue streams and optimising operations. I’m confident that he and his extended team will deliver even more to our partners and invest further in what we offer our fans."

Meanwhile, Clement Schwebig has been promoted to managing director, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, effective immediately. Schwebig will be based in Singapore and continue to report to Ow.

Jamie Friend, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer for WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA, has been promoted to take on the additional responsibility of helming the company's financial planning and analysis for APAC as well.

Also supporting the new organisation in APAC are regional legal counsels Annabel Archer and Lawrence Yuen who will report to Alessandra Chichi, chief legal counsel for WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales EMEA and APAC region.

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