As SVP of development and production at National Geographic, Janet Han Vissering oversees the natural history slate and animal content across the channel, Nat Geo WILD and Disney+. She is responsible for more than 200 hours of programming commissioned each year.
In this role, Vissering manages the development teams, working with the world’s leading independent producers, distributors, creative agencies and strategic broadcast partners. Previously, she was SVP of strategic development and co-finance for seven years.
Prior to acquiring her current position, Vissering served as VP of international acquisitions at National Geographic Channels International from 1998 to 2000 after working at Discovery Networks International, where she was head of program acquisitions and development from 1995 to 1998.
At Discovery, Vissering was a regional marketing manager for The Learning Channel, Affiliate Sales and Relations, in 1993.
A graduate of the University of Maryland in College Park with a major in international relations/business, Vissering is a native of Korea and speaks Korean fluently