Chan joins from the BBC, where she is the chief operating officer of global distribution and is responsible for advertising sales and the monetisation of BBC World News.
NBCUniversal has appointed Maggy Chan as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Global Advertising and Partnerships in EMEA, Asia Pacific and the US.
Beginning her role on 16 January 2023, Chan joins NBCU with a 25-year career in entertainment and media and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer, Global Distribution at BBC Studios, including channels and streaming, overseeing international content sales, commercialisation of World News TV Channel, and advertising sales across WNTV and BBC.com.
Based in London, Chan will report to Linda Yaccarino, the chairman of global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal.
Chan will work closely with the division’s local and national teams to continue developing the company’s One Platform solution into a global, unified advertising offer.
Chan succeeds KC Sullivan, who had taken the role in 2020 to lead NBCUniversal’s One Platform Global Advertising & Partnerships offering. Sullivan left in August to rejoin CNBC as president – he previously served as president and managing director of CNBC International.
In a statement, Chan said: “This industry is constantly changing, and I’ve always admired NBCUniversal’s ability to shape that change through partnership. Having devoted my entire career to growing relationships, I’m so thrilled to lead a team that’s poised to break new ground, in new places, with new partners. I’ve long been passionate about bringing audiences around the world the content they love. And with NBCUniversal’s incredible network of partnerships and cutting-edge technologies, there’s no limit to how far and wide we can extend our reach.”
Linda Yaccarino added: “Partnerships power this business, period. A decade ago, we set out to become the leading partnership platform in advertising. Now, that ambition has become a reality. Our partnership commitment has made NBCU a partnership company—but we’re just getting started. That’s why I’m so excited for Maggy to leverage her global perspective to help us continue creating a platform, network, and ecosystem that’s fuelling growth for every business. I can’t wait for her to become the BBC’s best gift to NBCU since The Office.”