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New Leadership Team for CASBAA

Hong Kong, Aug 7, 2012 – (ACN Newswire) – The CASBAA Board of Directors has announced the appointment of a new leadership team, as the Asia Pacific multichannel TV industry enters a time of unprecedented change.

With the appointment of Christopher Slaughter as Chief Executive Officer designate, John Medeiros will be promoted to the new role of Chief Policy Officer and will become Senior Government Relations Advisor to the Board. The new team will be completed by Jill Grinda, who is newly appointed as Executive Vice President, focusing on operations and CASBAA’s advertising initiatives.

Current CEO Simon Twiston Davies will remain in place and work with the new CASBAA management team until 31st December.

“The Board of Directors is delighted with the appointment of Christopher Slaughter and the enhanced roles being taken up by John Medeiros and Jill Grinda,” said Marcel Fenez, the Chairman of CASBAA. “The new team’s mandate and combined industry experience bring significant additional capacity to CASBAA and the services it provides to its 130 Members.”

Christopher Slaughter is a seasoned industry executive, having worked in Asia since 1986. He joins the CASBAA Executive from his role as Managing Director at production company APV in Hong Kong. Slaughter was previously the Asia Pacific head of The Yankee Group, a telecom, media, and technology research company, as well as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bureau Chief for CNBC Asia. He has also worked in Taiwan, Singapore, Japan and India and is a fluent Mandarin speaker.

John Medeiros, who in his new role will report to the Chairman, has driven CASBAA’s regulatory agenda over the past seven years. A public policy expert, he previously held senior leadership roles in several US embassies in the region and in Europe.

Since her appointment as Vice President, Operations at CASBAA in early 2011, Jill Grinda has succeeded in strengthening the Association’s multichannel industry partnerships internationally. With more than 20 years’ experience in global media and communications, Grinda was previously responsible for the launch and distribution of several international television channels across Asia.


Established in 1991, CASBAA is the Association for digital multichannel TV, content, platforms, advertising and video delivery across Asia. Spanning 18 geographic markets, CASBAA and its Members reach over 420 million connections through a footprint ranging from China to Australasia, Japan to Pakistan. The CASBAA mission is to promote the growth of multichannel TV and video content through industry information, networking exchanges and events while promoting global best practices. To view the full list of CASBAA members, and more information, please visit .


Desmond Chung
PR  Communications Manager, CASBAA
Tel: +852 3929-1712

Adela Chen 
Director, Marketing  Communications, CASBAA
Tel: +852 3929-1711

Aug 7, 2012
Source: CASBAA

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows General, Broadcast Media, Satellite

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