Warner Bros. Discovery Names 3 Executives to Lead Global Diversity Team

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Warner Bros. Discovery announced the leaders of its diversity, equity and inclusion team, with WarnerMedia UK SVP Asif Sadiq serving as its global chief officer.

Four regional vice presidents will report to Sadiq, including Karen Horne serving as SVP for North America, Rukasana Bhaijee as VP in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Niarchos Pabalis appointed director for Latin America. A VP for the Asia-Pacific region will be announced at a later date.

“A strong focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is a top priority for our company, and we are committed to doing everything we can to get this right — not only because it makes good business sense, but because it allows us to build stronger connections with employees, partners and consumers,” said Sadiq, who was announced as chief DEI officer in July.

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“I am thrilled to announce that we have put in place an incredibly talented and experienced global team, and are in the process of building and implementing a strategy that will enable us to have a positive, lasting impact locally, regionally and beyond,” Sadiq added.

Additionally, the global DEI team will collaborate and partner with Johnita Due who leads Diversity for CNN in her role as EVP Integration and Inclusion, Sheereen Russell in her role as SVP for Ad Sales and Inclusive Monetization, and Monica Neal in her role leading DEI Communications and Marketing.