New York, NY – September 17, 2018 – Lachlan Murdoch, the future Chairman and CEO of new “Fox,” the company to be spun-off in connection with the merger with The Walt Disney Company, announced the appointment of Viet D. Dinh as Fox’s Chief Legal and Policy Officer. The appointment is effective immediately.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dinh had stepped down from his role as independent director on the 21st Century Fox board.
In his role at Fox, Mr. Dinh will be responsible for all legal, compliance, and regulatory matters, as well as oversight of government and public affairs. He will report to Lachlan Murdoch and also serve as a member of the Office of the Chairman. In the months prior to the close of the Disney transaction and the creation of Fox, Mr. Dinh will play an important role in setting up the new company.
“Viet brings to ‘Fox’ a unique strategic mind and deep knowledge of our business based on his many years of service on the 21CF board,” said Lachlan Murdoch. “He will be a key member of our senior management team as well as a valued advisor to me, our chief operating officer John Nallen, and the rest of the team. I look forward to working closely with Viet as we ‘stand up’ Fox and chart a growth path for our dynamic and iconic news and live sports businesses.”
Mr. Dinh was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. He founded Bancroft PLLC, a leading Supreme Court and high-stakes litigation firm until it was acquired by Kirkland. He was a Georgetown University law professor for 20 years and U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003. He served on the Boards of Directors for 21st Century Fox, Revlon, LPL Financial, Scientific Games, MacAndrews & Forbes Worldwide, and other companies. Mr. Dinh is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
About 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) is one of the world’s leading portfolios of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, Star India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 350 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50 per cent ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds approximately 39.1 per cent of the issued shares of Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves nearly 23 million households across five countries. For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.