MARISSA, ASTRO’S HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NOW IS HEAD OF OTT AND CONTENT FOR POPS THAILAND

MARISSA, ASTRO’S HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NOW IS HEAD OF OTT AND CONTENT FOR POPS THAILAND

POPS 04/30/2020

BANGKOK – POPS Worldwide has named Marissa Hanafi as Thailand Head of OTT and Content. Ms. Hanafi is responsible for leading Thailand content strategy across multiple platforms, including the POPS streaming service in Thailand. She will lead creative and content strategy to ensure POPS is delivering the best and most relevant content on all our channels and platforms in Thailand. Ms. Hanafi has taken this role as of Apr 1, 2020 and will be based out of the POPS Thailand office in Bangkok.

“It’s an exciting and challenging time during global pandemic crisis, I’m confident Marissa will play a key role in maximizing our strengths as a trusted regional destination of best-loved creative content and entertainment, bringing value to both our audience and brand partners.” said Bani Tan, Country Head Thailand and Regional operations Director of POPS Worldwide.

Previously Head of Business Development at Astro Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, she was responsible for driving strategic partnerships, overseeing global content distribution and acquisition, and building new revenue streams for its kids and family business units. She also held roles in GroupM and L’Oréal where she was involved with driving consumer insights and brand management. For 2020, Ms. Hanafi hopes to support POPS with being at the forefront of media innovation, piquing its audience imagination with a myriad of premium content offerings and addressing emerging regional trends.

Ms. Hanafi shared that “POPS has established itself as being a leading force in innovation and I am delighted to step into an all encompassing role to expand our business in Thailand and beyond. I look forward to contributing my efforts towards our shared vision of redefining the future of Southeast Asian entertainment for all, alongside our amazing teams across the board.”

Esther Nguyen, founder and CEO of POPS Worldwide commented, “Marissa’s proven commercial track record and extensive operational and content experience is invaluable as we power our vast distribution platforms and rapidly expand our business across Southeast Asia. We are pleased to have her on board.”