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BBC Studios appoints Ryan Shiotani, Fiona Lang as GMs for APAC

Jon Penn, Executive Vice President of BBC Studios Asia Pacific (APAC), has today announced the appointment of two General Managers to lead the BBC Studios teams in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and South & South East Asia (S&SE Asia).

Ryan Shiotani, currently Acting SVP, Branded Services, Asia, is promoted to the role of SVP & General Manager, South & South East Asia, based in Singapore and leading the Branded Services, Marketing, Creative, Content and Affiliate Sales teams in South East Asia and India.   

Fiona Lang, currently Chief Operating Officer for ANZ, has been promoted to the new role of General Manager, Australia & New Zealand, leading the Sydney-based Branded Services (including Marketing, Advertising and Creative), Commercial and Content Sales teams.

Jon Penn, EVP, BBC Studios APAC, said: ‘I’m delighted to promote these outstanding leaders to the roles of General Manager and have every confidence that they are the right people to lead the teams to the next level of growth in the APAC region.

‘As COO for ANZ, Fiona has clearly demonstrated her strategic and commercial ability, as well as an aptitude for project and team leadership.  Ryan has successfully developed and led the Branded Services portfolio in Asia, recently stepping up as Acting SVP for Branded Services and demonstrating his business leadership credentials.’

Both roles report directly to Jon Penn, as part of the newly formed Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business, incorporating Australia, New Zealand and Asia, which was announced in September 2019. They join the following people on the APAC Executive Leadership Team:

Kelvin Yau, SVP & General Manager, Greater China

Geo Lee, SVP & General Manager, North East Asia

Phil Hardman, SVP Commercial Operations & Strategy, Asia

Julia Nocciolino, SVP Commercial Director, China

Laura Byrnes, Head of Business and Legal Affairs, APAC

Laura Parsons, HR Business Partner, APAC

Laura Dumbrell, Head of Communications, APAC

Angela Muddle, Head of Commercial Finance, Asia

A new Head of Finance for ANZ (currently being recruited)

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