Speaker Profile MIPCOM

Anne Jakrajutatip

Job TitleCEO

Company NameJKN Global Media

About

At 40, Anne Jakrajutatip, CEO of public-listed JKN Global Media is one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs in the content distribution and management business. In the short 5 years since the company’s establishment, her sharp business acumen has transformed her family’s humble business into the wildly successful content distribution, which owns and operates a 24-hour linear channel, TV productions, live events and bringing Thai dramas to the rest of the world. 

Established in 2014, JKN Global Media Public Company Ltd comprises 3 units:

 

JKN Channel Co., Ltd

Produces trailers, television commercials, and the highly popular in-house talk show program, “Anne Show”; It also manages and markets content distributorship from Asia; Produces live, high-profile entertainment mega showcases including the annual “JKN Mega Showcase: Diamond” series; 

 

JKN IMC Co., Ltd 

Advertising and integrated marketing business.

 

JKN News Co., Ltd  

Produces global financial news and business updates in the Thai language from its licensed partnership with CNBC.  

A business trendsetter, Anne shook up the broadcast industry in Thailand by being the first to introduce content from Korea, China, and Japan to Thai audiences to overwhelming response.  Her impeccable ability to discover and strategically market, content which resonates and appeals to Thai viewers soon led to the introduction of Filipino and Indian productions which currently dominate prime time across the kingdom’s television channels. JKN Global Media Public Co., Ltd soon soared to become one of the top Asian content providers for Thailand. 

The company’s success led to the launch of JKN Global Media’s IPO in the Bangkok Stock Exchange on November 30th, 2017.  

 

JKN Global Media’s astounding success under Anne Jakrajutatip’s leadership also saw her personal transition to becoming Asia’s first billionaire transwoman in the business industry. Born Andrew Jakkhapong Jakrajutatip, the eldest son of a middle-class Chinese family, Anne grew up amongst VDO tapes, VCD and DVD from his father’s business dreaming of becoming an influential talk show host like Oprah Winfrey. He struggled with his gender identity throughout his youth. 

As JKN’s business grew, he eventually got to host his own highly popular talk show program, “Talk with Jakkraphong” which was renamed “Andrew Show” and finally “Anne Show”; Under the gaze of audiences, he transitioned from a 36-year-old Andrew to become Anne, the beautiful 39-year-old transwoman. Her personal journey of self-discovery and transformation touched the hearts of the show viewers, making her a celebrity and icon. Her true-life drama of courage, perseverance, and determination to live life as her authentic self in the face of social pressure captured the nation’s imagination. Today, she has nearly 5 million fans (according to AGB Nielsen) and 30,000 followers on Instagram; with over 200,000 likes on her public Facebook page.

In 2018, Anne set up a foundation dedicated to gender equality for transsexuals. This initiative underlines her strong belief that social discrimination and barriers prevent transsexual individuals from developing their full potential, and to make valuable contributions to Thai society.  Life Inspired For Transsexual Foundation (LIFT) was registered on August 14, 2018, with its mission to remove all gender-based barriers so as to provide equal opportunities in education, marriage, and employment. It advocates greater understanding, de-stigmatization, and acceptance of transgenders in Thailand; and irrevocably push for change in Thai laws for the legitimization of gender titles to match the physical status after sex reassignment surgery. The Foundation also offers scholarships and financial assistance for transsexuals to acquire essential life skills to pursue fulfilling professions that will be sustainable and of value for themselves and Thai society.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annejkn.official/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annejkn.official/

 

About the company:

JKN Global Media Public Company Limited (JKN) is Thailand’s leading global content distribution and broadcast company. JKN distributes content from Asia (specializing content from India and the Philippines) in Thailand through digital TV, cable satellite, OTT Platforms, publishing and merchandising. JKN, together with its subsidiaries also engages in content distribution and licensing management business globally. It additionally provides advertising services, including airtime media buying service, produces television programs, events and distributes feature films in Thailand. JKN’s business units include: JKN Channel Co., Ltd owns and operates JKN Dramax, a cable and satellite TV channel focusing on Asian Fantasy, Hollywood Hits & Super Show. It produces the highly popular “Anne Show” and mega showcase events in Thailand. JKN IMC Co., Ltd., provides integrated marketing solutions including advertising, production and airtime media buys. JKN News Co., Ltd., produces global financial news and business updates in Thai language from its licensed partnership with CNBC. For more information visit: https://www.jknglobal.com/en/ JKNWorldwide

Conference Sessions

  • ASIA-PACIFIC: THE NEW OTT 'EL DORADO'

    14-10-2019, 15:30 - 16:00, Auditorium A, Palais 3

    Streaming apps and premium OTT services are still in early stages in the Asia-Pacific region, with revenues poised to drastically take off in the next five year...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Mon, Oct 14
      2. Event Theme MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        D2C Tech
      3. Event Type MIPCOM / MIPJunior
        Panel Discussion

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