Director, Content, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Netflix
Myleeta Aga-Williams is Netflix’s director of content for Southeast Asia and Australia, responsible for delivering best in class content from across the region to be enjoyed by Netflix members around the world.
Before joining Netflix in late 2019, Aga spent over a decade in senior roles at BBC Studios, where most recently she was charged with the P&L of the company’s operations across South and Southeast Asia – including channels, TV and digital sales, production, consumer products and Global News distribution, as well as BBC Player – an authenticated SVOD service. She also supervised the production of several BBC formats in the region including “Dancing with the Stars”, “The Office” and “Criminal Justice”.
Prior to joining BBC Studios, Aga helped co-found TV guide channel, What’s On India. She has also worked as executive producer at Discovery based out of Washington DC for eight years, overseeing multiple factual and entertainment series from conception to execution.
During this time she earned two Emmy nominations for her work as executive producer on “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”. Prior to that Aga worked with Fremantle Media in Jakarta and UTV in Singapore.
Aga has an MBA from Georgetown University, an MA in Literature and a BA in Economics.
Netflix just announced tie ups with two Indonesian filmmakers - the stellar Nia Dinata and up-and-coming director Hadrah Daeng Ratu - for original films. And there's a whole lot more where that came from. Almost one year into the job, veteran Asian programmer Myleeta Aga talks about what she wants and how she's going about making sure it happens.