Discovery names Nilesh Zaveri as SVP, CFO

discovery_channel_new_logoDiscovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) has appointed Nilesh Zaveri as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance & Corporate Operations, effective April 28.

In his new role, Nilesh 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.

Nilesh joins Discovery from Fox Sports Asia (a 21st Century Fox Company, formerly known as News Corporation), where held the role of regional CFO since 2012, based in Singapore.

Nilesh has worked with 21st Century Fox for 11 years across multiple business units in Asia where he was previously the Head of Finance for News Corporation Asia, based in Hong Kong and has held various finance positions with the Star Group in Mumbai and Hong Kong.  Nilesh began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte.  He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University.

Arjan Hoekstra, President & Managing Director, DNAP, said: “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.”

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