London, UK and New York, NY – June 6, 2019 – Anil Jhingan joins Discovery as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, EMEA & APAC. He previously served as Group Director of M&A and International Development for Sky plc, where he played key roles in high-profile transactions, including Sky’s acquisition of Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, as well as its recent public takeover.
In his new role, Jhingan will lead Discovery’s group corporate development function for EMEA and APAC regions, reporting to Bruce Campbell, Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer, as a key member of its global leadership team. He will be based in London.
“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,” said Bruce Campbell, Chief Development, Distribution & Legal Officer, Discovery.
JB Perrette, President & CEO Discovery International said, “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.”
Anil Jhingan added, “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.”
Jhingan brings to Discovery extensive corporate, commercial and business development experience gained during a career in the media and entertainment sector that has spanned two decades. Since joining Sky in 2000, he has held various senior executive positions at Sky plc, 21st Century Fox and News Corporation, based in Europe and Asia. A lawyer by background, Jhingan began his career in legal roles at DLA Piper and Hogan Lovells and earned his law degree at University College London.
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