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January 2019

UDAY SHANKAR MADE CHAIRMAN STAR-DISNEY INDIA & ASIA PACIFIC



Uday Shankar, currently chairman of Star India and president of 21st Century Fox, Asia, will lead the India and Asia Pacific business of The Walt Disney Company once it completes the acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets.

Apart from being chairman of Star India and Disney India, Shankar will also be the President, The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific.

Disney, the world's largest entertainment company, has announced a new organisational structure of for Direct- To-Consumer & International (DTCI) business.



NEW STRUCTURE

Disney has consolidated international business units under 3 key leaders. Uday Shankar is one of those 3, all of whom will report to The Walt Disney Company's DTCI Chairman Kevin Mayer.

  • Uday Shankar will be Chairman of Star & Disney India & President of The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific.
  • Rebecca Campbell, President, The Walt Disney Company Europe Middle East & Africa, will also now handle Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
  • Diego Lerner continues as President, The Walt Disney Company Latin America.




ASIA PACIFIC

Reporting to Shankar in the Asia Pacific region, will be the following current DTCI executives:

  • Luke Kang, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Greater China, Japan and Korea,
  •  Kylie Watson-Wheeler, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, and
  • Chafic Najia, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Middle East.

"Once the acquisition is complete, all 3 regions will be led by exceptional, highly experienced executives who will combine the 'best of the best' talent from both organizations. This new structure and the outstanding leadership team we've put in place are clear demonstrations of our strong commitment to integrating operations and thoughtfully executing our strategic priorities around the globe," said Kevin Mayer. n