Turner International has promoted its front line India leadership Monica Tata and Siddharth Jain. Monica Tata has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager Entertainment Networks and Siddharth Jain has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager – Distribution & Business Operations.
Announcing these promotions, Anshuman Misra, Managing Director, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd (TIIPL), said, “Leadership is paramount to drive idea generation, ensure immaculate execution and robust growth and our India leaders Monica and Siddharth have played a solid and exemplary role in driving these key aspects of Turner businesses in India. I am delighted to announce their well deserved promotions.”
Tata has led the growth of Turner’s kids and English entertainment business in India, and has been a key guiding force to all strategic moves in the country. She has steered Turner entertainment networks, Cartoon Network, POGO, WB and HBO (sales) to consistently deliver results in an increasingly competitive market.
Jain has played a pivotal role in getting Turner ‘future ready’ in India. Jain has also stepped up to oversee the global distribution of Hindi GEC Imagine from Turner’s second subsidiary in the county, Turner General Entertainment Networks. His vision and insights have consistently helped identify newer opportunities and revenue streams for Turner especially on Turner’s Networks and Content Distribution.
In another development, the company has appointed Dhawal Katkar as Director, Marketing & PR South Asia. Based in Mumbai, Katkar will report to Monica Tata and Lucien Harrington, Vice President, Branding & Communications for Turner Broadcasting Systems Asia Pacific.
Katkar has over 14 years of experience across industries including media and FMCG. He is responsible for managing integrated communications for Turner's various entertainment brands, including Cartoon Network, POGO and WB in South Asia.
Tata said, “As the brand custodian of these networks, Dhawal defines and establishes the strategic direction for each of the entertainment brands and provides overall leadership to Marketing and Public Relations in the region.”