Rebecca Campbell has announced that K. Madhavan has been named President, The Walt Disney Company India, and Star India.

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What’s Happening:

  • Rebecca Campbell, Chairman, International Operations and Direct-to-Consumer for The Walt Disney Company, has announced that K. Madhavan has been named President, The Walt Disney Company India and Star India effective immediately.
  • Madhavan will be responsible for Disney, Star, and Hotstar businesses driving strategy and growth for the company in India including the oversight of channel distribution and advertising sales.
  • Madhavan joined Star India in 2009 as its South Head, building a regional entertainment portfolio. Since 2019, he has served as country manager of Star and Disney India overseeing the television and studio business.
  • He currently serves as president of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and as chairman of the National Committee of Media & Entertainment CII (Confederation of Indian Industry).

What They’re Saying:

  • Rebecca Campbell – Chairman, International Operations and Direct-to-Consumer, The Walt Disney Company: “For the past several months, I have had the pleasure of working directly with KM and have seen firsthand how he has adeptly managed our India business, which has been and will continue to be critical to our global and regional strategy. A skilled leader with an extensive background in media, KM has taken our vast Star networks and local content production businesses to new heights despite continued industry evolution and significant challenges due to the pandemic.”
  • K. Madhavan – President, The Walt Disney Company India, and Star India: “I am very proud to have the opportunity to lead the incredibly talented and passionate team we have in India, and to further build upon our strong portfolio of channels and high-quality programming that is a favorite with viewers across the region. We have an exciting journey ahead of us. I am committed to continuing to move our business forward, working more closely together with colleagues across Disney to enhance our global and regional offerings.”
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