Marvel eyes growth abroad

Company creates int'l advisory board with Yip, Shetty

NEW YORK -- Marvel Entertainment has formed an international advisory board to focus on expansion opportunities in key growth markets, such as India and China.

Key members are Peter Yip, executive vice chairman and CEO of the CDC Corp. who provides expertise on China, and Bollywood producer Manmohan Shetty, former chairman of Adlabs Films Ltd., who provides knowledge about India.

Chaired by Marvel board member James Halpin, the group will use Simon Philips, president, worldwide consumer products, as the primary company liaison.

Marvel said it is in the process of filling two additional advisory board positions.