Anil Jhingan to Lead Discovery AsiaPac


Anil Jhingan will succeed Simon Robinson as president and managing director for the Asia Pacific at Discovery, Inc.

Robinson is stepping away from his AsiaPac responsibilities to lead integration planning activities in connection with the WarnerMedia merger. Jhingan will oversee Discovery’s Asia-Pacific businesses from London, reporting to JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International.

Discovery’s regional operations cover 52 markets, with 25 channel brands in 18 languages and discovery+. Jhingan has been with the company since 2019 as executive VP of corporate development for EMEA and AsiaPac.

“We are fortunate to have a terrific leader in Anil who knows the Asia-Pacific markets well, and has already been well integrated with our talented leadership team in the region,” said Perrette. “APAC remains a key growth driver for Discovery, and Anil’s deep industry experience, impressive international track record and strong leadership qualities, working with our expert local teams, will be central in building continued scale and differentiation in this critical region.”

Perrette added, “Simon is an outstanding executive who, together with strong local leadership, has driven significant expansion in AsiaPac, including the launch of discovery+ in India and the Philippines, as well as increased investment in local content and production.”

Jhingan noted, “Asia Pacific offers immense opportunity for Discovery, with our focus on great local storytelling and ever-broadening distribution of our content to audiences across the region. I could not be more enthused to be working even more closely with our talented teams as we maintain our strong momentum to drive further growth during what is a hugely exciting time both across the region and for our company.”