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Abhishek Maheshwari is now India Country Head of Walt Disney Company

Maheshwari will be responsible for all of Disney’s businesses and will report to Mahesh Samat

Abhishek Maheshwari

The Walt Disney Company has announced the appointment of Abhishek Maheshwari as the Country Head for India. Maheshwari, who joined Disney in 2012, will be responsible for all of Disney’s businesses and report to Mahesh Samat, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Walt Disney International, South Asia.

Samat said, “Disney brands continue to grow across platforms and consumer segments in India. Abhishek is an astute and transformative business leader. Since joining the company, he has championed and driven strategic changes that have positioned our businesses to achieve consistent significant growth.”

Maheshwari has held several leadership roles in corporate strategy and business development, consumer products and interactive and, most recently, as the head of Integrated Media Networks. Prior to working for The Walt Disney Company, Maheshwari worked for Kubera and McKinsey & Company at its US and India offices.

“It is a privilege to lead Disney India and I am greatly encouraged by the talent, passion and commitment of our teams across the organisation. Together, our team will focus on bringing the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars and our home-grown brands of Hungama, bindass and UTV to Indian audiences and provide great consumer experiences across all our businesses,” said Maheshwari.

India recently was merged under a South Asian hub integrating Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam under the leadership of Mahesh Samat.

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