iflix names Anil Jhingan as new chief commercial and financial officer

by Nur Haziqah A Malek

Iflix Sdn Bhd (iflix) has appointed Anil Jhingan two roles as the company’s new chief commercial and financial officer.

In a statement today, the company said Jhingan’s over 17 years of experience in the media and entertainment and pay TV sectors made him ideal for the position.

“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,” iflix co-founder and group CEO, Mark Britt said.

He added that the company has benefited from Jhingan’s experience as a board member, and is enthused that he will be even more involved in an executive capacity.

“I 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,” Jhingan said on his appointment.

His expertise includes financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and business development and commercial partnerships spans internationally.

He also led the US$9 billion acquisitions of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland as the GD of M&A and ID of Sky plc.

Jhingan has also held the non-executive director position at iflix since March 2016, as well as various executive positions at Sky plc, 21st Century Fox and News Corporation.

The company’s current CFO Georg Chmiel shifts to a new role as Non-Executive Chairman of iCar Asia working closely with iCar Asia CEO, Hamish Stone.