WarnerMedia International Shakes Up Leadership Team In Key Asian Markets

Clement Schwebig
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Clement Schwebig

The company has put in place a new structure and executive management in India, Southeast Asia and South Korea all reporting to region head Clement Schwebig.

WarnerMedia International has shaken up its leadership team and installed a new organizational structure in the key Asian territories of India, Southeast Asia and South Korea.

The company is combining WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, which comprises the legacy Turner and HBO businesses, with Warner Bros.' theatrical distribution, TV syndication, home entertainment as well as consumer products, gaming and location-based entertainment divisions.

The new entity, which encompasses the HBO, HBO GO, Cartoon Network, CNN as well as Warner's DC and Looney Tunes properties, will be headed up by Clement Schwebig, the new head of WarnerMedia for India, Southeast Asia and Korea.

A new leadership team has been put in place and it now comprises of:

Lines of Business

Yasmin Zahid, who heads up the affiliate and B2B distribution for all WarnerMedia linear TV networks as well as lead B2B carriage partnerships for the HBO GO streaming service; David Simonsen continues to lead the development of HBO GO in Southeast Asia; Jae Chang heads up TV distribution and home entertainment overseeing all distribution licensing for all WarnerMedia content in the region; and Vikram Sharma, is the head of consumer products, advertising and partnerships. A new lead for theatrical distribution is being identified the company says.

Functions

Magdalene Ew takes charge of the company’s consolidated entertainment pillar including all HBO channels, Warner TV and Oh!K as well as Ding Ji Theatre in China. She will also oversee all entertainment original productions in the region, including HBO Asia Originals; Athreyan Sundararajan leads an integrated group marketing team for all WarnerMedia business,
including advertising and distribution sales trade, consumer and brand as well as theatrical. Creative services and social media will also report into him; Shonali Bedi heads up strategy and operations including all transformation initiatives in the region
and also takes on expanded responsibilities for research and insights; and Leslie Lee continues to lead all the kids brands for WarnerMedia across Asia Pacific, including India, Southeast Asia and Korea.

With these changes, Siddharth Jain, svp and managing director of South Asia, and Jessica Kam, svp of Original productions, will be leaving.