Nikhil Madhok quits Discovery as Head of Products, Asia Pacific

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Nikhil Madhok, Senior Vice-President and Head of Products, Asia Pacific, has put in his papers at Discovery Networks Asia Pacific after about a year with the company.

Madhok could not be reached for his comments; however, highly placed sources informed that he is currently serving the notice period.

If one has to believe the market grapevine, Madhok is returning to India in a senior role within media.

At Discovery, he was spearheading the redevelopment of the company’s product suite closely partnering with the Innovation team on future digital offerings.

Madhok had joined Discovery from Life OK where he was Business Head and General Manager. At Life OK, he was responsible for leading the development and creation of all content including partnering with the external eco system to create breakthrough content for the channel. While managing and delivering the channel’s P&L, Madhok was also responsible for marketing, communicating and positioning of the channel brand and individual content pieces.

He had joined Star India in 2011 in a marketing role leading the launch of Satyamev Jayate and rose to the role of marketing head of Star plus.

Prior to joining Star in December 2011, Madhok was with Turner Broadcasting as Senior Director, Marketing from 2008 to 2011.

With 17 years of experience in General Management, Brand Management and Sales for leading brands with a national and global footprint, Madhok had also spent over six years in HUL.