Saugato Banerjee has been promoted to managing director for Asia at A+E Networks, consolidating the company’s operations across the region under the leadership of one executive.
Banerjee was previously managing director of North Asia. In his new post, he assumes responsibility for the company’s businesses in Southeast Asia, Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India.
“Saugato is a skilled executive with well-established relationships and strategic vision for this growing region,” said Patrick Vien, group managing director for international. “We applaud his launch of our brands in Korea across linear and digital, spearheading key production partnerships and successful stewardship of our Japanese business as we look forward to even greater success in his new, expanded role.”
“A+E Networks’ strong foothold in this corner of the world is a testament to the innovation and demonstrated success of our globally recognized, locally adaptable brands and strong teams,” said Banerjee. “I look forward to taking on this expanded role and partnering with our undoubtedly talented team across the region in attracting new audiences and growing our business”
Banerjee joined A+E Networks in 2011.