Derek Chang is an accomplished global media, sports and entertainment executive. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vobile Group, a leading provider of digital content protection and monetization services. Derek was the CEO of NBA China and spearheaded the NBA’s effort to expand its presence as the preeminent foreign sports league in the region while leading a staff based in the NBA's Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong offices.
Before joining the NBA, Derek was the Head of International Lifestyle Channels at Scripps Networks Interactive based first in Singapore and then London. Prior to Scripps, Derek was Executive Vice President of Content Strategy and Development at DIRECTV where he oversaw all content acquisition and production. He previously held senior executive positions with Charter Communications, the YES Network and TCI Communications. He also served on the Board of Directors of Starz after its public spin-off in 2013.
Derek holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University. He was named one of Cablefax Magazine’s “Top 100 Executives in Cable” and one of the “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business” by SportsBusiness Journal. Derek is also a member of the prominent Chinese American group, Committee of 100 (C100) and is on the Advisory Board of Row New York.