Disney Stay has made organisational restructuring at the leadership level.
Gaurav Banerjee has been given the additional responsibility for Star Bharat, Hindi and English Movies cluster, Kids & Infotainment and the regional portfolio (East) comprising Star Jalsha and Star Kiran, along with the existing responsibility of Content Studio for TV and Disney+ Hotstar.
Krishnan Kutty has become the Business and Content Head for the entire South & Marathi regional portfolio, comprising Star Suvarna, Star Maa, Asianet, Star Vijay, Star Pravah and D+ H Regional Specials for these markets.
Banerjee and Kutty will continue reporting to K Madhavan, Country Manager and President, Disney Star.
In an internal mail, Madhavan wrote that Sumanta Bose will continue as the Business Head for Star Plus and Star Utsav, reporting directly to him and will additionally lead content for Star Plus, Star Jalsha and Disney+ Hotstar Hindi Specials, for which he will report to Banerjee with an additional line of reporting to Sajith Sivanandan, Head of Disney+ Hotstar.
Alok Jain, who oversaw Star MAA, Star Jalsha, Star Kiran and Star Suvarna, has quit the company.
In addition to overseeing Technology and Operations for the Disney cluster, Mani Rangarajan will assume complete oversight of these functions for the network. Accordingly, Vivek Dhaimade, Head of Traffic & Presentation and Gajendra Tijare, Head of Broadcast Technology & Operations will report to him.
Minakshi Achan, in addition to her current role as Head of Creative Communications, will also oversee Social Listening. Venke Sharma, Head of Distillery, will report to her.