Viacom appoints VP of strategy and business development

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has appointed Amit Arora (pictured) as vice president of strategy and business development, Asia, with immediate effect.

Arora will be based in Singapore and serve on the Asia leadership team, reporting to Mark Whitehead, executive vice president and managing director for Asia. He will also be working closely with the global strategy team in New York. In this newly created role, Arora will drive the cross-business growth strategy and business development opportunities in Asia to help shape the organisation’s decision-making.

Most recently, Arora was with BBC Worldwide in Singapore as head of business development and strategy, Asia. He joins VIMN Asia with 15 years of experience in the media, telecom, cable and technology industries including business development, analytics and strategic advisory roles in well-known media businesses such as ABC Television/The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, and Time Warner Cable in the U.S.

“Arora has a strong track record in driving business growth and executing new channel and digital expansion. He will be a terrific addition to the team as we position the organisation for future growth and strengthen our competitive leverage in the region,” Whitehead said.

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