A+E Networks appoints regional deputy MD

A+E Networks has appointed Star India executive Prem Kamath to the role of deputy managing director, Asia-Pacific.

Kamath was previously executive vice president and general manager, overseeing Channel V and Star Pravah at Star India. At his new role at A+E Networks, he reports to Alan Hodges, managing director, Asia-Pacific. His role is effective in August, and he will be based in Singapore.

He is tasked to provide strategic direction to the commercial, financial and operational functions of A+E Networks Asia, A+E Networks’ wholly-owned Southeast Asia business.

He will also provide strategic support for A+E Networks’ portfolio of businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and will be responsible for managing growth and ensuring financial goals are achieved.

He will oversee A+E Networks Asia’s ad sales, affiliate sales, operations, programming and ,arketing groups.   He will have oversight of negotiations with affiliates, suppliers, clients, and institutions for the company’s portfolio of channels, including HISTORY, Lifetime, H2, Crime + Investigation and BIO.

“Prem’s strategic and operational experience will be crucial for driving growth and commercial development in this region,” says Hodges.

Prior to joining Star, Kamath held the position of associate vice president at Leo Burnett Worldwide in India.