Ken Munekata has been appointed President of BBC Worldwide Japan, effective immediately.  He joins BBC Worldwide after nearly three decades at Sony Corporation, where he most recently held two roles concurrently – President of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and President of Sony Broadcast Media.

Based in Tokyo, Munekata will report to Joyce Yeung, General Manager & Senior Vice President, BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution Asia.  He will be responsible for leading the commercial activities and strategic development for BBC Worldwide across its Sales & Distribution and Consumer Products businesses, as well as LIVE events and theatrical distribution.