Panel Session: Different Times, Different Talent
Moderated by: Janine Stein
Joined by: Angeline Poh – Chief Corporate Development Officer of Mediacorp
Anna Pak – VP and General Manager, Southeast Asia of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Camilla Andersen – Managing Director – APAC of Chimney Group
Christine Fellowes – Managing Director of NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific
Virginia Lim – Chief Content Officer of Viu
Janine 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.
Editorial Director, ContentAsia
Janine Stein is Editorial Director for ContentAsia’s information platforms, including print, multimedia and online and mobile. Janine has covered the Asian television and media business since 1989, and has worked for, among others, The Hollywood Reporter (U.S.), the South China Morning Post/Television & Entertainment Times (Hong Kong), Cable & Satellite Asia, Television Business International (TBI, U.K.) and Electronic Media (U.S.). Prior to 1989, she covered the African television industry for five years. Among other roles, she was TV Editor for an English-language national daily and a correspondent for industry magazine Southern Screen & Stage out of Johannesburg.
Chief Corporate Development Officer, Mediacorp
Angeline Poh is Mediacorp’s Chief Corporate Development Officer. She leads the Corporate Development and Strategic Planning teams that maintain oversight for and execution of corporate-wide strategic projects and initiatives.
Before joining Mediacorp, Angeline was the Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Industry Development Group) of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) where she spearheaded efforts to develop a vibrant infocomm & media ecosystem. Prior to the formation of IMDA, she led the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) industry planning and development group.
Angeline was the Managing Director of McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) before joining the MDA. In this role, she led the growth and digital transformation of the company’s business in Asia.
She began her career at the Singapore Economic Development Board, where she held various leadership positions from 1999 to 2011.
Angeline graduated from the Nanyang Technological University and was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal.
VP and General Manager, Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
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.
Managing Director – APAC, Chimney Group
In 2017 Camilla was tapped by Chimney Group to become Executive Producer of their APAC region, based in Singapore. Here she built a production team to create engaging content for a number of network agencies including MullenLowe, DDB, SK2 and VMLY&R. In 2018 she was promoted to Managing Director and has grown Chimney Singapore to become a leading creative studio, growing to now employ 25 staff and work with global brands such as Netflix, Dyson, Facebook and Google.
An eternal optimist, Camilla always looks to push boundaries while solving problems. She is curious and full of ideas, driven each day by the possibilities to connect with the world around her.
As such she is now leading Chimney Group’s vision and purpose around the region and the globe to become the best creative studio in their field.
Managing Director, NBCUniversal International Networks, Asia Pacific
Christine Fellowes is Managing Director, NBCUniversal Networks, a division of Comcast NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading global media and internet companies.
Her role includes P&L responsibility for branded video-on-demand services, television networks, websites, mobile and social platforms in the Asia Pacific, for brands including Universal TV, E! Entertainment, The Dreamworks Channel, Syfy, Oxygen and Bravo. She has led the digital transformation of NBCU’s Networks business launching new digital services, the Content Studio, original content production, and NBCU’s Innovation Lab.
Previously, Fellowes served as MD, Comcast International Media Group, CEO, ClickThings, a New York-based technology company, head of Commerce and Brand Management, Turner Entertainment, and Managing Partner of the Product Creation division of advertising powerhouse, the Omnicom Group.
Chief Content Officer, Viu
Virginia Lim is the newly appointed Chief Content Officer of Viu, a regional OTT owned by PCCW. She was formally the SVP and GM, Networks and Distribution of Sony Television Networks, where she was responsible for the business in SEA. Virginia is also a veteran in content and marketing and was responsible for the production of successful shows like Asia’s Got Talent and The Amazing Race Asia.