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Disney appoints country managers for Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, May 8, 2017 | 12:59 pm
Disney appoints country managers for Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand

An exterior view of a Disney store in Pudong, Shanghai, China. Herry Salim, Veronica Espinosa-Cabalinan and Subha-Orn Rathanamongkolmas have been selected as Disney country managers for Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, respectively. This decision aims to further strengthen the company’s focus in high-growth markets. (shutterstock.com/Liudmila Kotvitckaia/File)

The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia has announced the appointment of country managers in three ASEAN countries.

Herry Salim, Veronica Espinosa-Cabalinan and Subha-Orn "Soupy" Rathanamongkolmas have been appointed as country managers for Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, respectively. The decision was made to strengthen the company’s focus in high-growth markets.

Each country manager is expected to support Disney’s in-market partnerships, create localized creative content, accelerate fast learning of local trends and tap into opportunities to serve Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar enthusiasts.

They will also reinforce local partnerships with broadcasters, telecommunications companies, licensees, retailers, cinema chains and digital media brands to provide content for audiences as well as accelerate opportunities across mobile and social platforms.

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Herry Salim was formerly Unilever's vice president for household care for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand for 24 years. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead this dynamic team in Indonesia,” he said in a press release. “With the strength of Disney brands, people, stories and characters, I am confident that we will be able to create a whole new generation of fans among Indonesian families and businesses alike.”

Veronica Espinosa-Cabalinan joined Disney in 2013 as the head of consumer products in the Philippines. Soupy was a senior executive in the studio's entertainment business and has two decades of experience working in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.

“Herry, Veronica and Soupy bring in a deep understanding of our key growth markets in this region,” said managing director of The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, Robert Gilby. “With their experience and leadership, we will further enrich Disney fan engagement with our stories, brands and characters, and drive continued growth across our businesses.” (asw)

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