Discovery Communications India has made organizational changes. The erstwhile division of roles basis mass and premium networks has been done away with. The new structure has distinct verticals for content development and marketing to drive deeper focus and offer greater leverage across the 13 network channels. A dedicated vertical for digital has also been created.
The company announced that Issac John will take on the role of Business Head for Digital with singular focus to build a strong D2C presence via Digital Product offerings. Sai Abishek will lead the content vertical for factual and lifestyle entertainment while Vednarayan Sirdeshpande will take over Marketing portfolio for the network including factual, lifestyle & kids as well as trade.
Speaking on the restructuring, Megha Tata, Managing Director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India, said, “We have made select changes in our org structure in light of the opportunities available in the evolving media landscape. The sharper focus on functional areas will help us become more potent, more agile.”
The India leadership team includes:
Vijay Rajput, Sr Vice President - Affiliate Sales & Product Distribution
Vikram Tanna, VP, Head of Advertising Sales and Business Head of Regional Clusters
Ruchir Jain, Senior Director – Finance
Gaurav Garg, Senior Director - Consumer Insights and Research
Issac John, Director- Digital Business
Uttam Pal Singh, Channel Head - Discovery Kids
Sai Abishek, Director, Content- Factual & Lifestyle Entertainment
Vednarayan Sirdeshpande, Director-Marketing
Ruchi Kuthiala, Director – Director- People & Culture
Mansha Shukla, Director – Legal Affairs
Sameer Bajaj, Director – Corporate Communications & External Affairs
Praveen Chaudhary, Associate Director – Strategy