iflix has appointed former Sky executive Anil Jhingan as the entertainment service’s new chief commercial and financial officer.
Jhingan has more than 17 years of experience working in the pay-TV, media and entertainment sectors. He has held executive positions at 21st Century Fox, News Corporation and most recently Sky, where as group director of M&A and international development, he led the acquisitions of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland. He has been a non-executive director at iflix since March 2016.
Mark Brittiflix, iflix’s co-founder and group CEO, commented: “Anil’s wealth of financial, corporate and industry expertise will be invaluable as our business continues to gain momentum in our mission to redefine entertainment for the next billion people. We have already benefited from Anil’s experience as a board member, and I am thrilled that he will now be even more closely involved in an executive capacity.”
Jhingan added: “I’m delighted to be joining iflix at such an exciting time in its evolution and during a period of change within the industry. I have long believed in the potential of the company, and look forward to joining Mark and the team as we revolutionize the perception of pay TV across emerging markets and scale iflix’s highly innovative and fast-growing business for long-term operational and financial success.”
iflix’s current CFO, Georg Chmiel, is transitioning to a new position as non-executive chairman of iCar Asia, where he will collaborate with iCar Asia CEO Hamish Stone.