NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS INTERNATIONAL ZUBIN GANDEVIA PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT, FOX INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS ASIA
Veteran Global Media Executive has Led Exponential Growth for Company’s International Channels Unit in Asia
LOS ANGELES – June 12, 2013 – In a move recognizing his key role in building the organization, Ward Platt has been named Chief Operating Officer of FOX International Channels (FIC) and Chief Executive Officer of the unit’s National Geographic Channels International (NGCI). Making the announcement was Hernan Lopez, President and CEO of FIC to whom Mr. Platt will continue to report.
Mr. Platt, who previously served as President, Asia Pacific and the Middle East for FIC will relocate to Los Angeles and will work across areas in the execution of FIC’s continuing growth plans around the world. Additionally, as CEO for NGCI, he will oversee international programming, marketing, operations, syndication and finance for the National Geographic Channels outside of the US. Currently, National Geographic Channel and its multiple brand extensions are seen in 171 countries.
“I have been fortunate to work with Ward for the past 11 years,” said Mr. Lopez. “He has built our business in Asia from the ground up, turning it into a model in the region. I am delighted to have him step up to this new and expanded role.”