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Asia-Pacific MD exits GroupM Entertainment

Simon Nichols is to depart GroupM Entertainment as MD of Asia-Pacific after more than five years in the position.
July 26, 2016

Simon Nichols is to depart GroupM Entertainment as MD of Asia-Pacific after more than five years in the position, a company spokesperson has confirmed to realscreen.

GroupM Entertainment’s head of commercial Guna Kaliannan, head of programming Steven Murphy and Asia-Pacific content CEO Josh Black will now oversee the business across the region.

Nichols is leaving to pursue new opportunities.

“During Simon’s tenure, GroupM Entertainment grew tremendously,” the company said in a statement. “He leaves behind a geographically diverse and robust business and a capable team.”

GroupM Entertainment is a global content investment and rights management company that looks to create, finance, produce, distribute and commercialize content.

The firm is part of New York-headquartered GroupM, a leading full-service media investment management operation, which was formed by WPP Group in 2003.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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