Discovery Asia Pacific has appointed Megha Tata as Managing Director, South Asia, Discovery Communications India, effective from April 1. Tata joins Discovery from Business Television India (BTVI) where she was spearheading the India business.
A veteran of the media and entertainment industry, Tata has received multiple industry accolades in an illustrious career spanning more than 28 years. She has held leadership positions across eminent broadcasters such as BTVI, HBO, Turner International and Star TV.
Tata will be based in Mumbai and report to Simon Robinson, Managing Director, Discovery Asia Pacific and Chief Financial Officer, Discovery International.
Robinson said, “Megha is a seasoned professional, with an extensive and proven track record of leading multiple broadcast businesses in India. We are incredibly excited to welcome Megha, and her vision, at this important juncture as we aim to actualise the potential of such a key market.”
“I look to her leadership to provide a differentiated strategic direction to Discovery India with the twin objectives of accelerating growth in the core business and strengthen the product portfolio with new offerings in line with the evolving expectations of the market.”
Speaking on the occasion, Tata said, “Having been a passionate superfan of Discovery myself, I am really excited to lead Discovery’s mandate in the region. I look forward to working closely with the India management team to help build an aggressive growth path for the company in this rapidly changing media landscape.”