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Discovery picks Nilesh Zaveri as SVP and CFO

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | April 24, 2014
Zaveri will provide strategic financial and corporate operations leadership and oversee all aspects of financial management for Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP) has appointed Nilesh Zaveri as senior vice-president and chief financial officer, finance and corporate operations.

Nilesh Zaveri

Arjan Hoekstra

He will assume the role from April 28.

In his new role, Zaveri will provide strategic financial and corporate operations leadership, oversee all aspects of financial management for DNAP, and lead the interface and execution of key business decisions.

He joins Discovery from Fox Sports Asia (a 21st Century Fox Company, formerly known as News Corporation).

Arjan Hoekstra, president and MD, DNAP, says, "Nilesh is a strong strategic and commercially-focused finance leader with extensive experience across the pan-regional media landscape. We look forward to welcoming him into the Discovery family and benefiting from his expertise as DNAP continues its expansion and growth across the region."

Zaveri worked with 21st Century Fox for 11 years across multiple business units in Asia where he was head of finance for News Corporation Asia, based in Hong Kong and has held various finance positions at the STAR Group in Mumbai and Hong Kong.

He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Zaveri holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University.

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