Phil Nelson is Turner's senior vice president and managing director, North Asia and Southeast Asia Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong, Nelson oversees Turner’s business and operations in North Asia, including Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. He is also responsible for Turner’s commercial operations in Southeast Asia and Pacific countries.
Nelson joined Turner in 2010 as the head of business development responsible for business and corporate development as well as strategic planning across all Tuner businesses throughout Asia. In 2013, his role was expanded to include the North Asia business.
Prior to joining Turner, Nelson was managing director of AOL Asia, based in India and responsible for the digital pioneer’s business and operations throughout the region. Previous positions with AOL included general manager, AOL India and various executive positions in programming, technologies and finance based in AOL’s US headquarters.
Before entering the corporate sector, Nelson was a commander in the US Navy and was stationed throughout the world including Japan, the Middle East and Washington DC. Nelson holds an MBA from Harvard University. He was born in Singapore and has spent most of his life in Asia.
Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.