Hong Kong – International television executive Ricky Ow will join Turner International as President of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific effective in January 2014, announced Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting System International. Ow will lead Turner International’s portfolio in the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong.

As President of Turner APAC, Ow will have executive oversight for all entertainment and kids networks, the digital and media services offered, the distribution of CNN’s services in that region, and all licensing and merchandising activity in APAC.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner APAC

 “We are delighted that Ricky is joining us and look forward to the leadership and wealth of international media experience he will bring to one of the most strategically important areas of Turner International,” said Zeiler. He continued: “His vast experience in the region, his successes in launching and establishing channel brands both locally and regionally, his experience in local content production, as well as his deep understanding of sales and marketing, make him the ideal choice to lead our business in the Asia Pacific region into the next stage of growth. Looking with fresh eyes at our business as a true leader, he will be a strong addition to Turner International. We all look forward to working with him to extend our core brands and build international scale.”