The CASBAA Board of Directors announced that Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the next 12 months.
Jonathan Spink has almost three decades of experience in the paid television industry, and is now responsible for the overall management of HBO in South East and South Asia. He succeeds Sompan Charumilinda, vice chairman of TrueVisions, as chairman of the CASBAA Board.
"On behalf of my fellow Directors and the broader membership, we thank him for his guidance and insights over the years and we look forward to his continued contribution on the Association’s Board," said Spink.
New directors were also elected, namely, Rohit D’Silva (FOX Networks Group Asia), Jonas Engwall (RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network), Marcel Fenez (Fenez Media), Todd Miller (Celestial Tiger Entertainment), Alexandre Muller (TV5MONDE), and Andrew Stott (Olswang Asia). They join returning Directors Sompan Charumilinda (TrueVisions), Andrew Jordan (AsiaSat), Amit Malhotra (The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia), Ricky Ow (Turner International Asia Pacific), Mark Patterson (GroupM), Joe Welch (21st Century Fox), and Christopher Slaughter (CASBAA) to make up CASBAA’s Board.
"With the multi-channel TV industry in all its forms facing unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities in 2017," Spink added, "the coming year promises to be busier than ever for CASBAA. I look forward to working with my fellow Directors and the CASBAA Executive Office to ensure that the work of the Association is relevant to all its Member companies, as they adapt to a rapidly developing operating environment."