Hooq appoints Vishal Dembla as chief commercial officer for SE Asia

MUMBAI: Hooq, a video-on-demand (VoD) service targetting South East Asia and India, has hired former Turner executive Vishal Dembla as its new chief commercial officer for Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining Hooq, Dembla was most recently the VP and General manager for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia at Turner. He is tasked with leading Partnerships, Business Strategy and Customer Service across Southeast Asia.

Jane Walker, previously VP of Southeast Asia country operations, who will take on the role of VP of marketing. Gautam Kiwayat becomes managing director for Singapore, reporting to Dembla.

Hooq CEO Peter Bithos said, “We are so excited to welcome Vishal to the Hooq family. His outstanding reputation in the media industry and his results-oriented approach will be a great addition to Hooq’s senior leadership team. 2018 was a great year for Hooq and 2019 is off to an even better start. I am confident that his depth of experience in the media industry will push Hooq into a new territory of growth as we focus on aggressively expanding our business in 2019.”

Vishal Dembla said, “This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of such a significant time in the media industry where OTT players are changing media consumption habits through technology, innovative storytelling and inventive partnerships that reduce consumer friction. I’m excited to join the dynamic Hooq team that has been leading the charge in the region.”

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