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Shilpa Jhunjhunwala Named A+E Networks’ VP For Distribution

SINGAPORE – A+E Networks® Asia announced today that it has appointed Shilpa Jhunjhunwala as Vice President, Network Distribution. Based in Singapore, Jhunjhunwala will be responsible for managing the company’s affiliate partnerships. A+E Networks Asia portfolio of brands includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, FYI™, Crime + Investigation™ and H2™.

In her new role, Jhunjhunwala will be responsible for driving network affiliate sales for the company’s channels and branded content across various platforms in 16 territories. She will work to help enhance the company’s value to our partners and will steer the overall strategy, planning and negotiations with A+E Networks® Asia’s distribution partners. In addition to strengthening A+E Networks® Asia’s current offering, Jhunjhunwala has also been tasked with building new revenue streams in both the linear and non-linear space.

"We're thrilled to welcome Shilpa to the team. Having worked across a host of diverse functions, she brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will help solidify our position in the region while continuing to drive growth and momentum for our business," said Prem Kamath, Deputy Managing Director, A+E Networks® Asia, to whom Jhunjhunwala will report.

Jhunjhunwala joins A+E Networks® Asia from 21st Century Fox, where she was Senior Director, Corporate Development for Asia and the Middle East. There, she led several projects, tapping into opportunities to help grow the Fox International Channels and Fox Sports business in Southeast Asia. Jhunjhunwala was also part of the corporate development team at ESPN Star Sports. She began her career in consulting and finance across major markets in Asia, starting out at Accenture in 2004.

Jhunjhunwala holds an M.B.A from the Harvard Business School.

Source: A+E Networks