Turner Asia Pacific appoints new VP of kids content for channels

“It’s rare to meet someone quite so passionate about kids content”

Leslie Lee (pictured) has been named vice president of kids’ content, overseeing Cartoon Network, Boomerang and POGO networks in Asia Pacific, and assumes the role this week.

Based in Singapore, his responsibilities include the programming, operations, brand and franchise management, as well as the content direction for the three brands.

Ricky Ow, president of Turner Asia Pacific, said: “It’s rare to meet someone quite so passionate about kids content and Leslie is a great addition to our regional management team. I’m looking forward to Leslie bringing his experience, fresh perspective and new ideas to help us to grow our leadership position in the kids space.”

Lee has more than two decades’ experience and expertise in the entertainment industry across numerous Asian markets. This includes 19 years on kids’ brands working on both linear TV and digital aspects of the business.

Lee added: “I’m a huge fan of pop culture and animation, and I’ve now got the opportunity to work with some of the very best brands and most iconic franchises ever created. It’s a fantastic opportunity and it’s a privilege to be a part of a great team.”

His career includes spells at MediaCorp, Viacom and he was most recently executive director of media networks at Disney Southeast Asia – a company he joined in 2007. His various roles have included marketing communications, programming, channel management, content localisation and acquisitions, animation development and media distribution.

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