Friday, 30 July 2010

A Chance to Learn From the Top

One of Europe’s senior Television Executive’s took time out of his demanding schedule to meet a group of young people working at a Leicester based charity.

Arthur Bastings, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Discovery Networks EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) paid a visit to Leicester based UK charity Giving World Online (GWO) to meet the Future Jobs Fund (FJF) team.

GWO founder and director, Sujata Bhalla is delighted that Mr Bastings agreed to visit the offices. She said: “It is a great opportunity that such a high profile and busy executive is taking the time to come and meet our FJF team. Some aspire to leadership roles and to have the chance to meet a senior executive of Mr Bastings’ standing is a rare opportunity.”

One employee said: “It is a unique chance to learn from someone of Mr Bastings’ calibre, I hope to find out more about how to progress in management, what key leadership skills you need to develop and take forward any advice he has to offer.”

Mr Bastings oversees the strategic development and daily operations of Discovery EMEA’s six lines of business across the region, which distributes 13 television brands via 40 network feeds to 217 million cumulative subscribers across 105 countries, with programming customised into 24 languages.