Disney elevates K Madhavan as president, Star & Disney India
The Walt Disney Company has elevated K Madhavan – currently country manager of the Star & Disney India’s television and studio business – to the role of president of The Walt Disney Company India and Star India, effective immediately.
Madhavan will drive the strategy and growth of the company in India, with responsibility for Disney, Star and Hotstar businesses and operations spanning across entertainment, sports and regional channels, and direct-to-consumer.
This includes oversight of channel distribution and advertising sales, as well as a local content production business which currently is responsible for the creation of 18,000 hours of original content across fiction, non-fiction, sports, and movies in eight languages.
The announcement was made by 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,” said Campbell. “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.”