BBC Worldwide expands Southeast Asia advertising team

BBC Worldwide in Asia has appointed Kenny Hau as advertising strategic partnership and development director, SEA.

Prior to joining BBC Worldwide, Hau (pictured) held various regional sport and entertainment roles with Catalyst Media Group Ltd, Commonwealth McCann, GroupM ESP and ESPN Star Sports.

Hau’s role would includes growing advertising and sponsorship revenue in the Southeast Asian region, planning and identifying new growth opportunities for the key channel brands for BBC Worldwide in the region.

Hau joins the company’s Southeast Asia team comprising of Gayatri Singh, who joined the as senior sales manager in June, heading up content sales, and Cheryl Png, senior manager, Affiliate Sales. He will work closely with BBC Worldwide’s pan-regional and global advertising sales teams, and manage local affiliate partner ad sales relationships and local sales houses, developing sponsorship packages across the non-news business and programme syndication.

“The Southeast Asia region is a dynamic and important region for BBC Worldwide. We are very excited to have someone of Hau’s calibre join the SEA team. He has held senior management roles in broadcast media networks, specialist agencies and a media agency conglomerate and has worked on award-winning projects. With Hau’s expertise and experience joining the team, we are now well placed to drive new commercial opportunities and serve the needs of the market place,” Monty Ghai, SVP and general manager for SEA said.

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