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Vishal Dembla is Turner Southeast Asia VP, GM

MUMBAI: Turner Asia Pacific has announced the establishment of a new Southeast Asia organisation and appointment of a new regional lead to be based in Singapore. Vishal Dembla has been named Turner Southeast Asia VP, GM.

Vishal DemblaIn this new role, Dembla has been tasked with growing all of Turner’s commercial and channel operations as well as the day-to-day management of its kids and entertainment businesses in Southeast Asia.

“For the first time, we have aligned all our Southeast Asia efforts under one executive and these changes will enable Turner to better develop its growing business in this region. Vishal has been an integral member of our senior management team – forging new initiatives and driving growth – and is well-positioned for this new role,” commented Turner MD Southeast Asia Pacific and North Asia Phil Nelson.

In addition to oversight of all commercial lines including ad-sales and content sales, Dembla will lead the region’s programming, creative services and marketing departments for all of Turner’s kids and entertainment brands. The team will also handle the network distribution side of the business – focusing on further expanding the reach of brands including CNN International, Warner TV, Oh!K, Cartoon Network and Boomerang in Southeast Asia.

In his previous capacity, Dembla was responsible for Turner’s distribution and content sales in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. His expanded geographical remit now also includes Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.