As reported by exchange4media.com yesterday, Disney India has a new supremo. The corporate major has zeroed in on Rajat Jain, who left SET MAX as
Executive Vice President and Business Head to join The Walt Disney Company (India) as Vice-President and Managing Director. Jain is scheduled to take over his duties at Disney India on August 1.
An official communiqué explains that he would also assume the same designation for Walt Disney Television International (India), overseeing Disney television activities in India. The announcement is made by Doug Miller, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Walt Disney Television International (Asia Pacific). Jain will report to Miller in both roles.
“The Indian marketplace is developing quickly and represents strong growth opportunities for all of our businesses as Indian consumers have a strong affinity for the Disney Brand,” explains Bird. “In an increasingly competitive and diversified marketplace, Jain’s outstanding abilities, which he has successfully demonstrated over the years in the Indian industry, will be a significant asset,” he said.
Working in conjunction with Disney business unit leaders in the region, Jain will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing growth opportunities for Disney throughout India, and for targeting new businesses, expanding and increasing penetration of existing businesses, and leading the development of business and operations in this important market.