Cartoon Network Taps Disney Alum for AsiaPac Consumer Products Role


Turner Asia Pacific has named Vikram Sharma, a former Disney executive, as the VP of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) in the region.

Sharma is charged with driving sales across the entire AsiaPac region for the company’s branded toys, apparel, home entertainment, publishing and lifestyle products, as well as live events and themed entertainment. CNE manages shows such as Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Powerpuff Girls.

Cartoon Network Enterprises also manages Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty. Additionally, Sharma’s remit includes management of Tuzki, the digital IP and emoticon of choice in China and beyond. In South Asia, Turner acts as a representative for Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

EMEA President Giorgio Stock, who also spearheads Cartoon Network Enterprises for Turner internationally, will work closely with the CNE team in the Asia Pacific to maintain consistency and strategic direction for the business outside of the U.S. Before joining Turner, Sharma held key positions at Disney across Asia, including in Singapore and India. Most recently, he led Disney’s consumer-products business in Thailand, which is a key location for Turner’s CNE business.

Ricky Ow, the president of Turner Asia Pacific, said, “The potential of the CNE business is immense and with Vikram leading the charge, we know it can be realized. We are incredibly pleased to have attracted someone with his track record and have high hopes that fans of our amazing IP and franchises will have products that match their passion.”