Jihee Nam has been named Vice President and General Manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, announced on May 26 by Ben Richardson, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Australia and New Zealand.
Nam replaces Richardson, who was promoted to his current position in February 2014. She will report to Richardson and will be based at Nickelodeon’s North Ryde headquarters when she commences on 16 June. Nam joins Nickelodeon Networks after serving as the Vice President / Head of Digital Media for Viacom International Media Networks Asia since 2009.
As Vice President and General Manager, Nam will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Nickelodeon’s brands in Australia and New Zealand, overseeing a diverse business consisting of 24-hour subscription television networks available in over 3.1 million households, digital platforms, live events, recreation destinations, consumer products, local production and programme sales.
“Jihee has been at the forefront of VIMN’s digital expansion across Asia, and I’m delighted to welcome her back to Australia to lead Nickelodeon’s business,” said Richardson. “She is a true trailblazer who knows the value of the Nickelodeon’s brand, and I’m sure she’ll take the business to new and exciting heights.”
Nam returns to Australia after a lengthy career in Asia having held positions with Viacom International Media Networks, CNET Networks, online gaming company CCR and Korean news platform, Hankook Ilbo. She initially joined VIMN in 2005 as the head of digital media in Korea, leading MTV and Nickelodeon websites to be some of the most trafficked within the organisation.