UNI focuses on Asia-Pacific
Universal Networks International (UNI) has appointed Ramez Sheikh as vice president, network development and distribution, for the Asia Pacific region. The appointment comes after key regional hires in marketing, programming and ad sales and further reinforces the company’s focus on accelerating the growth of UNI’s channel brands — E! Entertainment Television, Style, Diva Universal, Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street Universal and Golf Channel — across the region. Based in Singapore, and effective immediately, Sheikh will report to Christine Fellowes, managing director, Asia Pacific, UNI. “Ramez’s extensive regional experience and impressive track record will be integral to expanding UNI’s presence across Asia Pacific’s growth markets. I am thrilled to bring his expertise to out regional team, complementing recent key hires in each of ad sales, marketing and programming,” commented Fellowes. Sheikh joins UNI, Asia Pacific in the newly created position of VP, Network Development and Distribution to grow the distribution of UNI’s portfolio of channel brands and develop new business in the region’s emerging markets.
Search for outstanding OFW kids on
The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has opened the nominations for the 2012 Search for 10 Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children to all schools nationwide. The search is an annual initiative of the bank in recognition of children of overseas Filipinos who have shown exceptional achievements in academics and non-academic fields. Each year, the search fetes 10 students from across the nation for showcasing exemplary accomplishments across various categories such as Ibang Klaseng Talino, Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, and Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete. Running on its sixth year, the Search for the 10 Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children aims to instill values of excellence and nationalism among students despite the distance that they have with their parents. Through the search, BPI aims to inspire all OFW children, including past winners, to set an example for other children of expat Pinoy families to excel not only in academics and their chosen fields but to also be part of the growth and development of the nation. Applicants must submit an essay, either in English or Filipino, answering the following topic: “Overseas migration has its gains and pains. As the daughter/son of an OFW, how can you help optimize the economic gains of your parent’s employment overseas and minimize the social risks that your family faces due to distance and years of separation?” The essay must be typewritten, double-spaced, using Arial font 12 points, and must contain at least 1,000 words but not more than 1,200 words.