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Iflix Indonesia founding CEO Cam Walker resigns after less than 2 years

Following the departure of its chief financial officer last month, the founding boss of video streaming service Iflix Indonesia has walked from the company after just 18 months.

Cam Walker

The chief executive officer Cam Walker resigned from Iflix in July and is currently working his notice until the middle of October. A replacement has yet to be announced.

Walker first joined the Malaysian-headquartered OTT service in March 2016 from Emtek, Indonesia’s second-largest media company.

Before joining Emtek as the head of content development in May 2015, Walker spent four years at Fox International in Jakarta.

Under his leadership, Iflix launched in June 2016 with Telkom Indonesia, six months after the telco banned Netflix from the market over a censorship row.

Although Telekom reinstated Netflix in April this year, Indonesia has become Iflix’s largest market with close to 2.5 million subscribers during the interim period.

Mumbrella Asia understands that Walker plans to stay in Indonesia and work on startup and early-stage investment opportunities

An Iflix spokeswoman said: “As the founding CEO of Iflix Indonesia, Cam was instrumental in setting up our operations and building the talented and dedicated team which has taken our Indonesian business from strength to strength.

“We will announce his successor in the coming weeks, and in the meantime Cam will continue to support the business and team. We are hugely thankful his contributions to date and wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”

Walker’s departure follows that of the short-lived CFO Georg Chmiel, who left the company after just seven months in September. 

Meanwhile, Iflix’s South East Asian rival HOOQ has also seen a recent high turnover of staff, with chief marketing officer Ravi Vora leaving after just two years.

In the last year and a half, the OTT service saw its CFO, CTO and head of strategy leave over a succession of months. 

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