In a move to expand its wireless and emerging technologies business in India, Turner International India Pvt Ltd has appointed Troy Lobo to head this function as Associate Director, Wireless and Emerging Technologies. Troy joins Turner from mid-July and will be based in Mumbai.
Troy will look after all aspects of Turner’s wireless business in India, including the distribution and integration of wireless activities for Turner’s TV channels – CNN International, Cartoon Network and POGO. He will be reporting to both Anshuman Misra, Managing Director, Turner International India and Mitch Lazar, Vice-President, Wireless & Emerging Technologies, Turner Broadcasting System International Inc.
“Troy joins us with a wealth of sales experience across different industries, and I am pleased to welcome him aboard. The wireless segment has immense potential, and with Troy’s in-depth experience and understanding of the telecom industry, he will be a true asset to both the new wireless business and our organisation,” said Misra.
“With the exponential growth of mobile users in India, this is one of the most exciting and emerging markets for Turner’s wireless content distribution efforts. We want to ensure that our content is available anytime and anyplace, in an interactive and easy-to-use format, on as many platforms possible. Troy’s mandate will be to explore and expand the business opportunities that the wireless space offers across India,” said Lazar.
Prior to joining Turner, Troy has worked with Hutchison Max Telecom in Mumbai, heading the direct sales function as Sales Manager, Corporate, where he also handled trade and direct sales for them.
With over eight years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Troy brings with him an understanding of business processes and structured methodologies, a successful sales record, and valuable experience across a gamut of industry segments, including media, logistics and telecom.
His earlier assignments were with DHL Worldwide Express, HMV, and Professional Manpower.