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Indra Suharjono Named Ceo Of Next Media Animation

Next Media Animation (NMA) today announced that Indra Suharjono will join NMA as its CEO based in Taiwan. Effective immediately, Suharjono will be responsible in driving and delivering on the growth plans of the company and to establish NMA as the premier animation studio in Asia and home to creators worldwide. Suharjono will succeed Kith Ng, who will join the board of NMA and focus on NMA productions and new technology with the Media Lab.

Today’s announcement was made by Jimmy Lai, to whom Suharjono will report.

“Indra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Next Media Animation and will be a tremendous asset in realizing our goals as we enter into our next phase of growth” commented Jimmy Lai, Chairman of Next Media Animation. "We are aggressively moving forward with plans to grow our animation production in the kids’ space and Indra has the relationships and acumen to help drive this expansion. She will be a perfect complement to our NMA team."

Building on Next Media Animation's existing successful business, Suharjono will be working with creators to develop animation for Asia and the rest of the world in time, on model and on budget.

Suharjono is one of the leading media executives in the Asia Pacific region with a consistent record of successful accomplishments and hundreds of millions of dollars in retail, ad sales and distribution revenue—specializing in the kids & family, and youth entertainment space. From 2005 to 2014 Indra rose through Viacom International Media Networks Asia from Vice President of Consumer Products to lead all of Viacom International Media Networks' as Executive Vice President & MD. Overseeing such giant network properties as MTV, MTV Live, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Comedy Central Brands, Suharjono ran a business seen in over 242 million middle and high-income households in Asia.

From 2001 to 2004 Suharjono was Vice-President and Deputy General Manager, Asia Pacific with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc., where she oversaw Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). From 1992 to 2001 Indra worked with US studio giant Warner Bros., rising from Marketing Manager overseeing advertising and promotion of theatrical releases to Regional Head of Marketing & Creative Services of Consumer Products for Asia.

Source: Next Media Animation