Saban Capital Group Promotes Philip Han to Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2016) – Saban Capital Group, Inc. (“SCG”), the private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industry, today announced the promotion of Philip Han to Executive Vice President. Han, who has been with SCG since April 2002, most recently served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. In this new role as Executive Vice President, Han will continue to oversee the strategy, design and implementation of the firm’s investment portfolio across equities, fixed income and alternative investments globally. Furthermore, Han will continue to lead the firm’s real estate division, which currently manages a portfolio of self-storage, student housing, retail and government office assets exceeding four million square feet in 18 states.
“Philip’s strategic direction and strong leadership over the years have contributed to the significant growth of Saban’s investment portfolio and real estate divisions,” said Adam Chesnoff, President and Chief Operating Officer of SCG. “We are very appreciative for all that Philip has done for Saban Capital Group and congratulate him on his promotion to Executive Vice President.”
Before joining SCG, Han served as Vice President of Finance and Business Development for EYM Technologies, a venture-backed email infrastructure and development company. Prior to that, Han worked as a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the firm’s Entertainment, Media and Communications practice. Additionally, Han was formerly a Commissioner with the State of California’s Commission for Economic Development.
Han received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business from UCLA and earned his masters degree in Finance at The Anderson School at UCLA.
About Saban Capital Group
Saban Capital Group (“SCG”) is a leading private investment firm based in Los Angeles specializing in the media, entertainment, and communication industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, co-founder of Fox Family Worldwide, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution and merchandising company owned in partnership with Rupert Murdoch and The News Corporation, following its sale to The Walt Disney Company in October 2001. The firm currently makes both controlling and minority investments in public and private companies and takes an active role in its portfolio companies. SCG’s current private equity investments include: Univision (the premier Spanish-language media company in the US); Celestial Tiger Entertainment (a venture with Lionsgate and Astro, Malaysia’s largest pay TV platform, to launch and operate new branded pay television channels across Asia); MNC (Indonesia’s largest and only vertically-integrated media company); and Partner Communications (a leading telecommunications company in Israel). Saban Brands LLC, an affiliate of SCG, was formed in 2010 to acquire, manage and license entertainment properties and consumer brands across media and consumer platforms globally, and currently holds the rights to Power Rangers and Paul Frank Industries in its portfolio, among many others. Additionally, SCG founded Saban Films in 2014 to acquire and distribute independent feature films in North America. With offices in Los Angeles and Singapore, SCG actively manages a globally diversified portfolio of investments across public equities, credit, alternative investments, and real property assets. For more information, please visit www.saban.com.