Muriel Malka has been named the new head of mergers and acquisitions at Advance Publications. Malka comes to Advance from NBCUniversal, where she worked as senior vice president of corporate strategy and development for the past 12 years.

Prior to her time at NBCUniversal, Malka worked with Merrill Lynch on international mergers.

Per a press release, at Advance Malka “will focus on identifying and executing transactions that will accelerate expansion into fast-growing sectors or sustain the growth of existing businesses.”