Piyush Sharma CEO Media Transasia India has stepped down from his current role, Sharma also called the poster-boy of international brand licensing in the Indian magazine circles will start his next assignment in March next year and is currently helping Burda’s board and new management team to ensure a smooth transition.
In his role as CEO for the India operations of Burda International ; he oversaw the India operations of the USD 4 billion German MNC operating in18 markets with more than 300 consumer magazine brands. In a career span of over 20 years, he has a successful track record of building brands and businesses from the scratch as also being core part of teams successfully managing Rs 2500 crore plus businesses.
“The opportunity of building and scaling real businesses excites me. I am an ordinary guy who ended up doing extraordinary things, courtesy the great teams who came along to share the dream. I am thankful to all of them who worked with me in launching and building powerful international media brands in the Indian mediascape over the last few years. Most of all I am thankful to the management to provide an eco-system of complete entrepreneurial autonomy.” Said Sharma on his exit from Transasia
Sharma is known to be a start-up enthusiast, He helped launch and successfully build, amongst others, brands like Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, Better Homes & Gardens and Maxim, in the process, building a consumer magazines business portfolio of Media Transasia which has now been acquired by Burda International.
On his next assignment Sharma said “I am striving to transform myself and my career trajectory. My key strengths in my current assignment have been in understanding and curating content, in striking strategic alliances and partnerships – both in India and internationally, in building and managing audience communities and in building brands, businesses and value. I am looking forward to leveraging them while continuing to learn constantly for creating growth and advancement opportunities for myself and for the new challenge.”