Comcast puts NBCU finance chief in charge of global strategy

US cable and media giant Comcast has named Anand Kini as EVP, corporate strategy in addition to his position as chief financial officer of NBCUniversal.

Anand Kini

In his expanded role, Kini will work across Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky to help drive the company’s global growth strategy, Comcast said.

Kini has been with NBCUniversal since 2011, serving most recently as CFO, overseeing the finance, strategy, and consumer insights functions and helping shape the long-term strategic direction of the company.

He joined NBCUniversal from Comcast Cable, where he was SVP of finance, leading forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning and business analytics and helping to identify emerging market trends, evaluate competitive positioning, and determine attractive growth strategies to drive strong financial returns. Prior to that, he worked at Activision Blizzard and Disney in a variety of finance and strategy management roles.

Kini succeeds Geoff Sands, who will become a senior advisor to the company.

“Anand’s deep history collaborating and developing key growth initiatives with our company’s global portfolio, along with his insight on emerging opportunities and markets will be incredibly valuable to our corporate strategy team. He will continue to be a strong strategic partner across our businesses, bringing together his experience in entertainment, connectivity, and financial operations,” said Mike Cavanagh, president, Comcast Corporation.

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