Animation company Cosmos-Maya has strengthened its leadership team with key appointments of Kaushal Nanavati as its Chief Revenue Officer and Asif Khan as Business Head – New Ventures (VFX, EdTech)
Nanavati has joined Cosmos Maya from Shemaroo, where he was the Senior Vice-President of International and India Digital Business. He has also worked with Disney and Zee in his previous stints. Nanavati brings with him more than two decades of business development experience across linear channel distribution, content syndication and app distribution.
Khan has re-joined Cosmos Maya after having an entrepreneurial journey in the animation and advertising space. With close to 25 years of experience, Khan will lead the company’s foray into VFX and EdTech, as its Business Head. In his previous stints, apart from Cosmos Maya, he has also worked with FutureWorks Media Limited and Prime Focus.
The duo will work closely with Megha Tata, CEO Cosmos-Maya, towards the company’s next phase of growth
Tata said, “We are delighted to welcome Kaushal and Asif to our senior leadership team. They bring years of experience and expertise in their respective fields and the combined force of their vision will help Cosmos Maya to reach new heights. We welcome them to the Cosmos Maya family, and I’m thrilled to work on new business opportunities together.”
Nanavati said, “I am excited to start this new chapter of my professional career with an animation giant like Cosmos Maya. I look forward to working closely with the senior leadership team to create a robust business path for the company in their new phase.”
Khan said, “Cosmos Maya has always been at the forefront of the Animation story in India. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead its foray into VFX and EdTech, as its Business Head. It feels great coming back together under the same roof for the success of this new division. The company has always had a powerful ecosystem of talent and technology to deliver large-scale and quality projects. It is now the time to cement our position in the VFX space and I look forward to being a part of the effort to make it reach new skies as we had done earlier in the animation division”
The Singapore-headquartered company, was founded by world-renowned film-makers Ketan and Deepa Mehta and is backed by NewQuest Capital Partners.