Emerging markets subscription video-on-demand service Iflix has named Sky M&A executive Anil Jhingan as its chief commercial and financial officer.
Jhingan, who has served as a non-executive director of the Malaysia-based streaming outfit since March last year, is currently group director of M&A and international development at Sky. He led the acquisitions of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland.
In addition to working for Sky, Jhingan has held senior positions at 21st Century Fox and News Corp.
Iflix’s current CFO, Georg Chmiel, is leaving to become non-executive chairman of iCAr Asia under that company’s CEO Hamish Stone.
Iflix is currently available in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana.
Iflix co-founder and group CEO, Mark Britt said: ’Anil’s wealth of financial, corporate and industry expertise will be invaluable as our business continues to gain momentum in our mission to redefine entertainment for the next billion people. We have already benefited from Anil’s experience as a Board member, and I am thrilled that he will now be even more closely involved in an executive capacity.”
Jhingan said: “I’m delighted to be joining iflix at such an exciting time in its evolution and during a period of change within the industry. I have long believed in the potential of the company, and look forward to joining Mark and the team as we revolutionise the perception of pay TV across emerging markets and scale iflix’s highly innovative and fast-growing business for long-term operational and financial success.”