Discovery has appointed Anil Jhingan the new executive VP of corporate development for the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
In his new role, Jhingan will lead Discovery’s group corporate development function for EMEA and the Asia Pacific and be a key member of the company’s global leadership team. Based out of London, he will report to Bruce Campbell, chief development, distribution and legal officer.
Jhingan joins Discovery from Sky, where he served as group director of mergers and acquisitions and international development, playing key roles in such transactions as Sky’s acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, as well as its recent public takeover. Over the course of his nearly 20-year tenure at Sky, he held various senior executive positions at Sky, 21st Century Fox and News Corporation.
Campbell said: “I am delighted that Anil is joining Discovery to help continue our growth story by identifying and executing strategic growth and expansion opportunities, transactions, partnerships and investments. Anil’s deep industry knowledge and substantial international experience will provide a real advantage in these key regions as we continue to identify investment and other opportunities to further enhance our growth.”
JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery International, added: “Our international business is focused on creating dynamic growth opportunities that build continued scale and differentiation. Anil will be a great addition to the team as we pursue new opportunities to power people’s passions.”
Jhingan commented: “Discovery is a remarkable company with a truly global and diversified outlook, as well as a commitment to transforming the entertainment experience. I am delighted to be joining the Discovery team at this exciting time to contribute to and support the growth aspirations of its leadership team.”