Viacom Hires BBC’s Amit Arora as VP Strategy and Biz Development

Viacom International Media Networks has hired BBC Worldwide’s Asia head of strategy and business development Amit Arora.

Arora will be based in Singapore and serve on the Asia leadership team, reporting to Mark Whitehead, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Asia. He will also be working closely with the global strategy team in New York.

Viacom hires Amit Arora from BBC WorldwideIn this newly created role, Arora will drive the cross-business growth strategy and business development opportunities in Asia to help shape the organisation’s decision-making.


“We are thrilled to have Amit join the VIMN family. Amit has a strong track record in driving business growth and executing new channel and digital expansion. His outstanding analytical and strategic abilities coupled with extensive knowledge in the media and telecom sectors enable him to develop effective growth strategies. He will be a terrific addition to the team as we position the organisation for future growth and strengthen our competitive leverage in the region.” said Mark Whitehead.

Most recently, Arora was with BBC Worldwide in Singapore as Head of Business Development and Strategy, Asia. He joins VIMN Asia with 15 years of experience in the media, telecom, cable and technology industries including business development, analytics and strategic advisory roles in well-known media businesses such as ABC Television/The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting, and Time Warner Cable in the U.S.

Arora has an MBA in Finance with focus on Entertainment, Media and Technology from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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