Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd. appointed Shavkat Berdiev as vice president and general manager of its Southeast Asian operations, the Singapore Business Review reported Dec. 9.
In his new role, Berdiev will be responsible for growing Discovery's business and brands. He will be based in Singapore, and report to Arthur Bastings, president and managing director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
Berdiev is taking over from Louis Boswell, who is assuming the newly created position of senior vice president of distribution for Discovery's Asia-Pacific business.
Berdiev is joining the Discovery Communications Inc. unit from Millicom International Cellular S.A., where he served as deputy general manager and chief commercial officer in Tanzania.