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Streaming firm HOOQ announces senior hires

Streaming firm HOOQ has made two senior appointments as it looks to build its business.

The announcement:

HOOQ, the leading Video on Demand service in Southeast Asia, has appointed Michael Fleisher (pictured) as its General Counsel and Lawrence Basillio as its Regional Director of Customer Service Operations.

Michael Fleisher has over 20 years of legal and commercial media experience, having worked with leading companies, including BBC Worldwide, BBC News, NBCUniversal, Channel 4 and Nickelodeon among others. Having worked in Canada, UK, Singapore, Russia, Luxembourg and Malaysia, Michael has deep international expertise in content licensing, co-production, distribution, acquisition and channel distribution. Most recently he worked for a global OTT platform in Asia and understands the issues facing disruptive technologies in this region and the commercial relationships necessary to drive OTT media businesses.

Speaking about his new role, Michael Fleisher said, “I have witnessed the growth of HOOQ since its launch in 2015 and am excited to be part of this successful organisation. HOOQ presents an extremely exciting opportunity given the brand’s ability to continually evolve and address customers’  needs. I look forward to joining the management team to help drive and support Hooq in its ambitious and innovative plans.”

“I cannot be more delighted to welcome professionals of Michael’s and Lawrence’s calibre to the HOOQ family.  At HOOQ, we understand the importance of having the right people to grow our business and continuously work to build a top-of-class management team as we deepen our reach, aggressively expand and build a sustainable business in each market.  Both Michael and Lawrence are exceptional leaders in their respective fields and I am confident that both of them will make major contributions here at HOOQ as we enter our next stage of growth”, said HOOQ Chief Executive Officer Peter Bithos.

Lawrence Basillio is a seasoned Customer Service Operations expert with more than 18 years of experience across a multitude of multinationals, including EXL Services, Harte-Hanks, and TeleTech among others and will bring with him deep expertise in this area.  

Source: HOOQ press release

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