CNBC Asia exec upped to sr. veep

Galey to be based in Singapore, report to ESPN Star Sports' Dovey

SINGAPORE — CNBC Asia’s veep of business and legal affairs Shawn Galey has been appointed senior VP, legal and business affairs at ESPN Star Sports, effective March.

Galey will be based in Singapore, reporting directly to ESPN Star Sports’ managing director Rik Dovey.

Galey succeeds Barry Rona, ESPN Star Sports’ senior veep and chief legal counsel who retires this month after a 40-year legal career. Former exec director and general counsel with Major League Baseball, Rona came to Asia in 1994 to oversee all ESPN’s legal activities; Rona will remain a consultant to ESPN after his return to the U.S.

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