Casbaa makes key level appointments

MUMBAI: The Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa) has appointed Christopher Slaughter as its chief executive officer designate. The incumbent CEO Simon Twiston Davies will continue and work with the new CASBAA management team until 31 December.

Also, John Medeiros will be promoted to the new role of chief policy officer and will become senior government relations advisor to the Casbaa Board. He will report to Casbaa chairman Marcel Fenez.

Casbaa has appointed Jill Grinda as executive vice president focusing on operations and Casbaa‘s advertising initiatives.

Fenez said, "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. The new team‘s mandate and combined industry experience bring significant additional capacity to Casbaa and the services it provides to its 130 Members."

Slaughter is a seasoned industry executive, having worked in Asia since 1986. He joins the Casbaa executive team from his role as managing director at production company APV in Hong Kong. He 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.

Medeiros has driven Casbaa‘s regulatory agenda over the past seven years. Prior to this he has held senior leadership roles in several US embassies in the region and in Europe.

Grinda, who joined Casbaa as vice president - operations in early 2011, has more than 20 years experience in global media and communications. She was previously responsible for the launch and distribution of several international television channels across Asia.

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