New leadership team for CASBAA

Louise Duffy | 07-08-2012

The Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) has appointed a new leadership team.

With the appointment of Christopher Slaughter as CEO designate, John Medeiros will be promoted to the new role of chief policy officer and will become senior government relations advisor to the board. The new team will be completed by Jill Grinda, who is newly appointed as executive VP, focusing on operations and CASBAA's advertising initiatives.

Current CEO Simon Twiston Davies will remain in place and work with the new CASBAA management team until 31 December.
"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," said Marcel Fenez, chairman of CASBAA.

"The new team's mandate and combined industry experience bring significant additional capacity to CASBAA and the services it provides to its 130 Members."

Christopher Slaughter is a seasoned industry executive, having worked in Asia since 1986. He joins the CASBAA executive from his role as MD at production company APV in Hong Kong. Slaughter 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.

John Medeiros, who in his new role will report to the chairman, has driven CASBAA's regulatory agenda over the past seven years. A public policy expert, he previously held senior leadership roles in several US embassies in the region and in Europe.

Since her appointment as vice president, operations at CASBAA in early 2011, Jill Grinda has succeeded in strengthening the Association's multichannel industry partnerships internationally. With more than 20 years' experience in global media and communications, Grinda was previously responsible for the launch and distribution of several international television channels across Asia.