Jihee Nam has been named vice president and general manager for Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and Foxtel.
The announcement was made by Ben Richardson, senior vice president and general manager, Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand.
Nam replaces Richardson, who was promoted to his current position in February.
Nam joins Nickelodeon Networks after serving as the vice president and head of digital media for VIMN Asia since 2009.
In her new role, 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, digital platforms, live events, recreation destinations, consumer products, local production and program sales.
Nam returns to Australia after a lengthy career in Asia having held positions with VIMN, CNET Networks, online gaming company CCR and the 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 organization.
“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,” says Richardson, to whom Nam will report. “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.”