Amit Arora

Sharma, Bates upped in regional Viacom rejig

Paras Sharma and Simon Bates have gained promotions in a restructuring at Viacom International Media Networks in Asia-Pacific. Sharma was promoted to senior VP of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Channels and digital media in January this year, and now has been upped to SVP and general manager for Southeast Asia. Sharma has been investigating […]

Viacom poaches Worldwide exec for strategy

Viacom has recruited Amit Arora for a newly-created strategy role within its Asian operation. Arora joins Viacom International Media Networks from BBC Worldwide, where he was head of strategy and business development for Asia. At VIMN he will be based in Singapore and report to regional executive VP and managing director Mark Whitehead. “We are […]

BBC raids Disney, NBCU for Asia appointments

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has hired four new executives for its Asia business. The changes come in the wake of David Weiland’s appointment as executive VP, Asia, for Worldwide. Weiland (pictured), who previously ran Western Europe for Worldwide, started in the Singapore-based position this week and has assembled a […]