Speaker

Hosi Simon

CEO, VICE Asia Pacific

Hosi Simon
CEO, VICE Asia Pacific

Hosi Simon is the CEO of VICE Asia Pacific. He oversees growth, strategy, and operations across VICE Media’s quickly expanding business in APAC.

Previously as Global General Manager in VICE’s Brooklyn HQ, Simon led VICE Digital globally across its owned and operated channels, publishing partnerships, as well as mobile and OTT platforms.

Under Simon’s purview, VICE has diversified to include a network of digital channels, a television and film production studio, a magazine, in-house creative services agencies, and an international television network, VICELAND.

Simon joined VICE in 2007 after five years at Rockstar Games where he served as Head of International. Prior to Rockstar, he was Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Flyer Media.

Between Vice and Virtue

11:50 AM

VICE collected the keys to its Asia Pacific HQ office a little over six months ago. What’s happened since? A slate of feature films with Indonesian ride-sharing company Go-Jek, a hip hop documentary and sex series out of the freshly baked Mumbai-based India operation, and the official launch of creative agency VIRTUE in Singapore, Sydney and Seoul. What hasn’t happened yet? A regional nucleus that unites the best of VICE in a single destination, and a few other things. VICE Asia Pacific’s CEO, Hosi Simon, reflects on the wins and challenges for VICE in this part of the world.