Anna is charged with driving the growth of Discovery’s business across Southeast Asia and expanding its product offering with a particular focus on developing digital opportunities to target the region’s growing population of digitally active consumers. She oversees all aspects of business development and operational performance across the brand portfolio. Anna joined Discovery in 2014 and held several senior roles including running the company’s business across Eastern Europe including Russia, the Baltics, Ukraine, and Central Asia. Prior to that, she was Distribution Director for Eurosport, covering the business in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal. She also worked for KidsCoTV and EuroNews. She was most recently with National Media Group, the largest media company in Russia, where she was responsible for managing its pay TV distribution portfolio, including Discovery.Anna graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and holds a Ph.D in History of International Relations. She speaks English, Russian, French, Portuguese and Italian.She has lived in France and Moscow and relocated to Singapore with her family in 2018.
Panel Session: Different Times, Different Talent
Moderated by: Janine Stein
Joined by: Angeline Poh – Chief Corporate Development Officer of Mediacorp
Camilla Andersen – Managing Director of Chimney Group
Christine Fellowes – Managing Director of NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific
Virginia Lim – Chief Content Officer of Viu
Janine Stein, Editorial Director of ContentAsia, talks to entertainment leaders about building teams able to tackle the demands of a vastly changed media sector, attracting talent able to drive the next phase of creativity and growth, and satisfying demands for diversity, social consciousness and engagement.