GBCHealth has established a Corporate Advisory Board to advise the organization on its strategic direction and to provide leadership in engaging the private sector on global health involvement.
The Corporate Advisory Board consists of leading member companies, reflecting the geographic and sectoral diversity of the GBCHealth membership. Led by the GBCHealth President/CEO, the Advisory Board's membership is open to the Chief Executive or Chairman of a member company. Membership of the Advisory Board is by invitation. However, member companies may also apply to join the Advisory Board at any time by contacting the GBCHealth office in New York.
Since March, 2007, Alan R. Batkin has been Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., a global, multi-disciplinary investment firm with over $13 billion of capital. Prior to joining Eton Park, he was, from 1990 to 2007, Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a geopolitical consulting company which advises multi-national companies on business and political issues around the world. From 1972 to 1990, Mr. Batkin was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc., where he was a Managing Director from 1976 to 1990 in the corporate finance area. He was at Coopers & Lybrand from 1968 to 1972.
Mr. Batkin is a director of four New York Stock Exchange-listed companies (Omnicom Group, Inc.; Hasbro, Inc.; Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.; and Cantel Medical Corp.).
Mr. Batkin is Chairman Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee (after having served as Co-Chairman of the Board from 2004-2010). He is a Trustee of The Brookings Institution and former Chairman of its Budget and Finance Committee and a Director and Executive Committee member of the Joint Distribution Committee.
He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Millennium Promise and a Trustee of the New York City Police Foundation.
He is a member of The Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue.
Until its recent merger, Mr. Batkin was Chairman of the Board of Continuum Hospice Care- one of the largest hospices in New York City.
He received a B.S. degree from the University of Rochester in 1966 and an M.B.A. from New York University in 1968. His wife, Jane, is a school psychologist and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.
Albert J. Siemens, PhD, is Chairman and CEO of FHI 360 (previously FHI), a health and socioeconomic development organization working in over 90 countries with 1,400 partners, including governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, foundations, medical, educational and research institutions, internationally recognized scientists, and local communities. Since 1998, Siemens has led the 40 year-old organization to deepen its research base and diversify its portfolio from a historic focus on reproductive health and HIV/AIDS, to emerging global development challenges including non-communicable diseases, health systems strengthening, nutrition, education, civil society and governance, environment, and economic empowerment. With a PhD in pharmacology (University of Toronto), he previously held research and development positions at the NY State Research Institute on Alcoholism, SUNYAB, and Pfizer Inc., and led the establishment of two FHI clinical research affiliates, Clinical Research International in 1986 and Novella Clinical in 1999.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge, Bruno Lafont (born in 1956) is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales leading business chool (HEC 1977, Paris) and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA 1982, Paris).
He started his career at Lafarge in 1983. Up until 1994, he held various positions in Finance and international development. In particular, he spent 4 years in Turkey, managing Lafarge's operations in Turkey and leading the Group's expansion in Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean region.
He joined the Group's Executive Committee in 1994, and was appointed Group Executive Vice-President, Finance. In 1998, he became President of the Gypsum division and successfully orchestrated its international expansion in Asia, Europe and North America.
In May 2003, Bruno Lafont was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Group, with joint responsibility for the Cement division and supervising the Aggregates & Concrete division and the North America region. He accelerated the Group's Cement development in Asia, in particular through the joint-venture with Shui On in China, and identified innovation as a key factor of market differentiation and added value in concrete products.
Under his leadership, Lafarge set about redefining the Group's vision and reformulating its principles of action by rallying all its employees around the same priorities.
Bruno Lafont was appointed as a Member of the Group's Board of Directors on May 25, 2005.
On January 1, 2006, he became Chief Executive Officer, subsequently launching the "Excellence 2008" strategic plan in June 2006, to make the Group the best in its sector. 2006 saw 2 major strategic operations: the buyout of minority interests in Lafarge North America and the sale of the Roofing business.
In May 2007, Bruno Lafont was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
In December 2008, he announced the acquisition of Orascom Cement, the leading cement player in the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, marking a decisive acceleration of the Group's development in fast growing emerging markets.
Bruno Lafont is co-chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, which brings together major Cement companies from around the world. He also co-chairs the Energy Efficiency in Buildings initiative launched with United Technologies under the aegis of the WBCSD.
He is special adviser to the mayor of Chongqing, a Chinese city with 32 million inhabitants. In 2009, he was nominated president of the EPE association (Enterprises for the Environment).
He is a member of the Board of EDF (France).
Dr. Charles Zhang is the founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of SOHU.COM. Prior to founding SOHU, Dr. Zhang worked for Internet Securities Inc. (ISI) and helped establish its China operations. Prior to joining ISI, he worked as Massachusetts Institute of Technology's liaison officer with China. Dr. Zhang has a Ph.D degree in experimental physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree from Qinghua University in Beijing.
In October 1998, Dr. Charles Zhang was named by Time Digital as one of the world's top fifty digital elite. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader of Tomorrow. Dr. Zhang regularly participates in leading international conferences, including the Fortune Global 500 Forum, Fortune Magazine roundtables, and World Economic Forum meetings. In July 2001 Charles Zhang co-lead an executive delegation to support Beijing's successful 2008 Olympic bid at the112th International Olympic Committee in Moscow. In December 2001, he joined the International Advisory Board of the Pew Global Attitudes Survey as an inaugural member upon the invitation by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, who chairs the project. In March 2003 Charles Zhang became a member of All-China Federation Of Industry & Commerce. In May 2003 Charles Zhang joined the SOHU-sponsored China Mount Everest team to a height of 6,666 meters in an expedition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the tallest mountain's human conquest. In July 2003 Time Magazine featured Charles Zhang as one of 15 Global Tech Gurus.In September 2003, BusinessWeek listed Dr.Zhang as one of 25 global E-biz CEOs. In July 2005, Dr. Zhang was selected as the Executive committee member and deputy director of Press & Publication Committee of the National Youth Association's 10th Committee. In November 2005, Dr. Zhang led Sohu's efforts in winning the Internet Content Service Sponsorship role for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Chris is an alumnus of INSEAD Institute, France, Handles University, Sweden and Harvard Business School. He is a prominent business executive who has invested heavily in a number of Kenya Companies and multinationals. He is the Chairman of Haco Industries, Nairobi Bottlers, International House Limited and DHL East Africa and is the CEO and Chairman of the Capital Group. He is a director of various companies, including Centum Investment Company Limited and Bayer East Africa. Chris is a board member of the Friends of Africa of the Global Fund, and a member of the NEPAD Steering Committee in Kenya. He is also a member of the National Economic and Social Council, Kenya and the Investor’s Advisory Council, Ghana. He is currently the Ghanaian Honorary Consul General in Kenya.
David Stern leads a league that is a model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology. Mr. Stern was unanimously elected as the NBA's fourth commissioner and began his tenure on February 1, 1984. Since then, the NBA has added seven franchises; enjoyed a fifteen-fold increase in revenues; expanded its national television exposure dramatically; and launched the Women's National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League. Interest generated by the league's growing international initiatives has led to the televising of NBA games in 215 countries in 43 languages. NBA TV, the league's 24-hour television network which launched in 1999, is available in 73 countries. The leagues' Web sites, NBA.com, WNBA.com and NBADLEAGUE.com, attract more than three million visitors a day, with more than half of them coming from outside the U.S.
Mr. Stern began his association with the NBA in 1966 as outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as General Counsel and became the league's Executive Vice President in 1980. During those years, he had a hand in virtually every matter that would shape the league, including the landmark 1976 settlement between the NBA and its players leading to free agency; the collective bargaining agreement that introduced the salary cap and revenue sharing; professional sports' first anti-drug agreement; and the creation of NBA Entertainment, a marketing, television and multi-media production company that has been telling the NBA story in award-winning fashion for two decades.
Mr. Stern's tenure has been marked by an intense commitment to social responsibility both in the United States and around the world. In 2005, the league launched NBA CARES, through which the NBA, its players and teams have committed to donating $100 million to charity, providing a million hours of hands-on service and creating 250 places where kids and families can live, learn or play. NBA CARES supports a host of community outreach initiatives including the league's award-winning Read to Achieve program, which encourages young people to develop a lifelong love of reading; The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program that helps young people develop the fundamentals of the game with a focus on sportsmanship and teamwork; and Basketball without Borders, an initiative designed to bring international communities together through grassroots basketball and community building efforts. Through NBA CARES, the league also works with internationally-recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes. The NBA and its players have also supported, among other causes, volunteerism, child abuse prevention, drug abuse prevention, hunger relief, HIV/AIDS awareness and the Special Olympics.
Mr. Stern is the chair emeritus of the Trustees of Columbia University and serves or has served on the boards of Beth Israel Medical Center, the Rutgers University Foundation, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission, the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, the Museum of Television and Radio, and Jazz At Lincoln Center. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A native of New York City, Mr. Stern is a graduate of Rutgers University and Columbia Law School. He is married to Dianne Bock Stern, and they are the parents of two adult sons.
Dr. Jacob A. Gayle joined the Medtronic family on 29 August 2011 as Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Medtronic Foundation at Medtronic, Inc. In these capacities, Gayle will lead the strategic development and implementation of global corporate citizenship programs, including philanthropy and employee engagement. With a broad professional career in public health and global health diplomacy, Dr. Gayle served as Deputy Vice President of The Ford Foundation, leading its five-year Special Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS, from September 2005 until October 2010. This senior leadership role in global philanthropy built upon an illustrious global career in public health that spans across nearly thirty years and several of the leading worldwide institutions responsible for global health and development, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), US Agency for International Development (USAID), United Nations, World Bank and Carter Center. Dr. Gayle has served through postings across the US, South Africa, Barbados and Switzerland.
Immediately preceding his arrival at the Medtronic World Headquarters in Minneapolis, Gayle spent a year at US-based Social and Scientific Systems, Inc., as Director of Caribbean Programs, supporting the efforts of the US National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research, by serving as its ambassadorial emissary in strengthening its Caribbean programs and partnerships.
With an earned doctorate in International/ Community Health (Health Education), M.A. in Community Health Education and M.Sc. in Preventive Medicine, all from The Ohio State University; and a B.A. in Psychobiology from Oberlin College, Dr. Gayle was a tenured Associate Professor of Community Health at Kent State University before joining CDC in 1989.
Jean-Francois M.L. van Boxmeer has been Chairman of Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of Heineken NV since October 1, 2005 and as Member of the Executive Board since 2001. Mr. van Boxmeer serves as a Member of Executive Board at Heineken Holding NV. He has been Vice-president & General Manager of Zywiec S.A., Poland since 1999 and President & General manager since 1996. He has been General Manager of Heineken Bralima, Dem. Rep. Congo since 1993 and served as Sales & Marketing Manager since 1990. He served as General Manager of Heineken Italia, Italy from 2000 to 2001. Mr. van Boxmeer held various management positions in DRC (General Manager), Poland (Managing Director), Italy (Managing Director). He served as Sales & Marketing Manager of Heineken Bralirwa, Rwanda since 1987, and Traineeship in the Netherlands in production, sales and administration areas; assignment in Cameroon of Heineken Nederland, the Netherlands since 1984. He has been Director of Kraft Foods Inc. and Kraft Food Ingredients Corp. since January 2010. Mr. van Boxmeer earned a Master Degree in Economics (1984) from Facultés Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix S.J., Namur Belgium.
John Tedstrom is the former President and CEO of GBCHealth. John joined GBCHealth in August, 2006, and from that time steadily expanded the organization’s reach, deepened relationships with key partners and initiated important organizational reforms to make operations more cost-effective and programs more impactful.
Under John's leadership, GBCHealth membership grew to include more than 230 companies and organizations across the globe. John led the organization’s growth from an exclusive focus on HIV/AIDS to an agenda that included strong programs on tuberculosis and malaria beginning in 2007. In June 2011, John led the organization's expansion to a broader public health mandate.
John also led the expansion of GBCHealth's geographical reach through a merger with Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), an organization he founded and led prior to joining GBCHealth. TPAA operated in Russia and Ukraine, two countries at significant risk for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. TPAA developed several highly effective programs that continue today. One of the major programs, the Russian Media Partnership (RMP), reached millions with information about HIV/AIDS and has a high success rate in spurring people to take action to know their status and protect themselves.The Russian Parliamentary Working Group on HIV/AIDS advances policy reforms relevant to public health.
John served as director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasian Affairs for the U.S. National Security Council from 1999-2000, where he provided policy advice and strategic planning for President Bill Clinton. He also managed inter-agency coordination on priority foreign policy issues in the region, with a focus on commercial, economic, and social policy toward the Newly Independent States.
John worked for nearly a decade at the RAND Corporation as economist and senior economist. In those positions, he focused on the intersection among economics, development, and international security and he led the policy analysis work of the first presidentially-mandated National Defense Panel.
John held the Jacyk Chair at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 2000-2001.
Jonathan Klein co-founded Getty Images, Inc. in March 1995 and has served as its chief executive since the company's inception.
Mr. Klein has led Getty Images' strategic direction, creating and extending the company's global leadership position across all aspects of the imagery industry into the digital age. The innovations he introduced, and his foresight into accessing the tremendous value of the Internet in its earliest days, transformed Getty Images into one of the most successful companies in the digital media arena and expanded opportunities for customers, photographers, filmmakers and musicians. Getty Images is now a broadly based global digital media company with operations throughout the world. Jonathan has also overseen an ambitious and broad ranging consolidation strategy with the successful acquisition and integration of more than 70 collections and companies worldwide, including the industry-leading micropayment site iStockphoto. Under his direction, Getty Images has expanded value-added services for clients, including digital asset management, rights services and assignment photography.
At the core of Getty Images is a fundamental belief that imagery is a powerful force for change. This approach has achieved recognition from many sources, including the Business Excellence for Innovation award from the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS. In May 2006, Klein and fellow co-founder, Mark Getty, were honored as the inaugural recipients of the International Center of Photography's (ICP) Trustee's Award. The award was for "Getty Images' commitment to the field of photography, through technology and philanthropy, their dedication to the ideas that encourage the power of photography to create change, and their support of the ICP." In May 2005, Jonathan received top honors on American Photo's list of the "100 Most Important People in Photography," he is a recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Washington and was named in the March 2006 Fast Company issue as one of "The Fast 50 - The people who will change the way we work and live over the next ten years."
Before founding Getty Images, Jonathan led the media industry group for the London-based investment bank, Hambros Bank Limited. Jonathan currently serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, the Board of Directors of Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Board of Trustees of the Groton School. He is also on the boards of Directors of Getty Images, RealNetworks (NASDAQ: RNWK), and Getty Investments.
Joseph Dziedzic has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Brink’s Company since August, 2009. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Brink’s is a leading global security services company with $3 billion in revenues, approximately 60,000 employees and operations in more than 50 countries.
Prior to joining Brink’s, Mr. Dziedzic held a variety of leadership roles over 20 years at GE while working in six different business units. Most recently, he was CFO at GE Aviation Services, the world’s leading provider of aviation services, with more than $7 billion in annual revenues. Other key roles included CFO of GE Plastics – Americas, Global Financial Planning & Analysis Manager at GE Energy, and Manager of Finance for GE Transportation’s locomotive division. Mr. Dziedzic also worked in GE Healthcare, GE Appliances and was an executive at GE Corporate.
Mr. Dziedzic earned a B.S. in Economics with High Honors from the University of Louisville.
Ratan N Tata has been the Chairman of Tata Sons, the promoter company of the Tata group, since 1991. He is also the Chairman of the major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Tea, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices. During his tenure, the group's revenues have grown nearly 13-fold.
Mr. Tata also serves on the board of directors of Fiat SpA and Alcoa. He is also on the international advisory boards of Mitsubishi Corporation, the American International Group, JP Morgan Chase and Rolls Royce.
Mr. Tata is associated with various organizations in India and overseas. He is the Chairman of two of the largest private-sector-promoted philanthropic trusts in India. He is a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Trade and Industry, the National Hydrogen Energy Board, and the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council. He is the president of the Court of the Indian Institute of Science and Chairman of the Council of management of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. He also serves on the UK Prime Minister's Business Council for Britain and the International Advisory Council of Singapore's Economic Development Board. He is also a member of the Global Business Council on HIV / Aids and the Programme Board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's India Aids initiative.
Mr. Tata joined the Tata group in 1962. After serving in various companies, he was appointed director-in-charge of The National Radio and Electronics Company in 1971. In 1981 he was named Chairman of Tata Industries, the group's other promoter company, where he was responsible for transforming it into a group strategy think-tank, and a promoter of new ventures in high technology businesses.
Mr. Tata received a BS degree in architecture from Cornell in 1962. He worked briefly with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles before returning to India in late 1962. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1975.
The Government of India honored Mr. Tata with its second-highest civilian award, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2008. He has also received honorary doctorates from Ohio State University, the Asian Institute of Technology, the University of Warwick and the Indian Institutes of Technology of Kharagpur and Madras, and an honorary fellowship from the London School of Economics.
Richard Plepler was previously executive vice president, HBO, and an integral part of the senior management team of Home Box Office. In this position, Mr. Plepler was involved with all creative aspects of the company, including serving as a member of HBO's program planning committee. He was named to this position in July 2002.
Mr. Plepler joined HBO in 1992 as senior vice president, corporate communications, and was named executive vice president, corporate communications, in 1997.
Prior to HBO, Mr. Plepler founded RLP, Inc., his own consultancy specializing in strategic communication and production from 1985 to 1992. Before RLP, Inc., he was an aide to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.
Sarah Brown is a passionate advocate for women and children’s health and global education issues around the world. Sarah is a member of the High Level Panel for Global Education, the Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education, and the Founder and President of the children’s charity, PiggyBankKids.
Sarah sits on the international board of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, and was made a Fellow there in 2011. She was recently made Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovations at Imperial College London.
Sarah was a constant champion for maternal and infant health while her husband, Gordon Brown, served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She hosted and chaired many events for campaigners and activists in the UK and throughout the world, addressed the World Health Assembly’s Annual General Meeting and the International Confederation of Midwives, and chaired a United Nations special meeting that heralded the end of healthcare user fees for pregnant women in 16 countries. Sarah serves as Global Patron of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, where she has been a leading voice in the Alliance’s global maternal mortality campaign.
Mark Moody-Stuart is former chairman of Anglo American plc, a global mining and natural resources company. From 1998-2001 Sir Moody-Stuart was chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He was also chairman of The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company from 1997 to 2001, after having served six years as both managing director of Shell Transport and managing director of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He remains on the board. He is also a Director of HSBC Holdings plc and Accenture, a Governor of Nuffield Hospitals and a Vice President of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He was co-Chair of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy in 2000 and 2001.
Following a doctorate in geology from Cambridge University, Mark Moody-Stuart's entire working life has been with Shell, largely working in countries outside of Europe. Early practical experience gained in Spain, Oman, Brunei and Australia was in 1976 focused on to the major challenge of leading Shell's teams in exploring the U.K. North Sea-at a time when the fields in the northern North Sea were coming on stream and new exploration plays were developing.
Thereafter, he left exploration for more general management, working in Africa, Europe and Asia. As Shell's most senior representative in Turkey and Malaysia, he was involved in developing Shell's businesses in those countries, working with national governments to initiate a number of major projects. In 1990 Mark Moody-Stuart returned to Europe, to The Hague, to take up the position of coordinator of Shell's exploration and production operations outside North America.
Mark Moody-Stuart was born in Antigua, West Indies. He and his wife Judy have been married for 40 years. They have three sons and a daughter. All family members are keen sailors.
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart became a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St George in June 2000. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of Petroleum, which also awarded him the Cadman Medal in 2001. He is an Honorary Fellow of St John's College Cambridge, an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Chemical Engineers and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
In 1970 he founded Virgin as a mail-order record retailer and shortly thereafter opened a record shop in Oxford Street, London. In 1972 a recording studio was built in Oxfordshire, where the first Virgin artist, Mike Oldfield, recorded "Tubular Bells," which was released in 1973.
The first album of the newly created Virgin Records went on to sell over 5 million copies, and over the years many household names, including Belinda Carlisle, Genesis, Phil Collins, Janet Jackson and The Rolling Stones, helped make Virgin Music one of the top six record companies in the world. The equity of Virgin Music Group - record labels, music publishing and recording studios - was sold to THORN EMI in 1992 in a billion-dollar deal.
The interests of Virgin Group have now expanded into international "Megastore" music retailing, the Internet, book and software publishing, film and video editing facilities, clubs, travel, hotels and cinemas through over 100 companies in 23 countries.
The interests of Virgin Group have now expanded into international "Megastore" music retailing, the Internet, book and software publishing, film and video editing facilities, clubs, travel, hotels and cinemas through over 100 companies in 23 countries.
Virgin Atlantic Airways, formed in 1984, is now the second-largest British long-haul international airline. It operates a fleet of Boeing 747 and Airbus A340 aircraft to 25 locations around the world, including New York, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Johannesburg and the Caribbean. Founded on the concept of offering a competitive and high quality Upper Class and Economy service, Virgin Atlantic has won the Airline of the Year Award several times and holds many other major awards.
Bill Roedy was appointed to the newly created position of President, MTV Networks International in June 2000 and reported to Judy McGrath, Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks. In this position, Mr Roedy oversaw all of MTV Networks' growing international multimedia business operations for the brands MTV: Music Television, Nickelodeon, VH1, VIVA, TMF: The Music Factory, Game One and Paramount Comedy, which collectively provide the largest global network of localized TV channels and Web sites targeting kid, youth and adult audiences.
The company's innovative multi-platform approach showcases award-winning content via 96 cable, satellite and terrestrial TV networks, 81 Web sites, PC broadband cable, mobile phones, PDA (personal digital assistants), and other emerging technologies throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and Russia.