By way of an announcement, CASBAA has appointed Louis Boswell as chief executive officer. Succeeding outgoing CEO Christopher Slaughter, he will begin his tenure on January 1, 2018.
In his new role, Boswell will serve as the content distribution industry’s advocate with industry leaders and policymakers throughout Asia-Pacific. Besides driving the programmes and initiatives of the association, Boswell will work with business heads of the member organisations to shape positively the increasingly rapid evolution of the industry in the region.
Boswell’s background in Asia includes senior positions at Discovery, ESPN Star Sports, BBC, AETN All Asia Networks and most recently he was the general manager, Asia for Da Vinci.
His experience includes leading businesses in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and all of the major markets in Southeast Asia.
In a press release, Joe Welch, chairman of the CASBAA board of directors and senior vice president, 21st Century Fox said, “Louis is one of the most well respected senior commercial executives in the content distribution industry in Asia. We are proud to have him leading our Association. Louis’s track record of leadership and insight make him an ideal fit to work strategically with in-country business and government leaders to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as the industry continues to invest, innovate and evolve at an unprecedented pace.”
Boswell said in a press release, “I am thrilled to be joining CASBAA. The industry is changing and it is paramount that its representative body keeps up and is reflective of those changes. I believe the need for CASBAA is greater now than it ever has been and I look forward to making sure that we lead the industry from the front as we confront those changes.”
Boswell is an Oxford University graduate and speaks Mandarin and is proficient in Cantonese and Japanese.