Man Jit Singh, who recently relocated to Los Angeles, has been appointed as President, Home Entertainment at Sony Pictures. He takes over from David Bishop, who will exit the company after his contract expires in March 2014.
Singh will report to Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
As is known, till recently Man Jit Singh was CEO of Multi Screen Media India. The post now goes to NP Singh, who was earlier COO of MSM. Man Jit Singh will, however, be associated with MSM as Non-Executive Chairman. NP Singh will report to Andy Kaplan, President, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television.
“Man Jit is a savvy global executive with a long track record of success at Sony Pictures, having built our Indian TV channels into high-performance, high-margin businesses. I am confident in his vision for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and his ability to provide strong leadership for the division as the marketplace continues to evolve,” said Lynton.
Under Man Jit Singh, Sony Pictures Television’s Indian TV networks leveraged changing technologies and consumer behaviours to grow into some of the most profitable and highest-rated channels in the market.
At Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Man Jit Singh will continue the studio’s focus on reducing overhead costs, while growing high-margin businesses.
On his new role, Singh said, “As the ways in which consumers experience our content continue to change and multiply, our organisation and its strategy for delivering content must evolve to meet the demands of the market. I look forward to building on the foundation of innovation and operational discipline at SPHE to position this business for future growth.”
Man Jit Singh has a strong background in technology, entertainment, and consumer products, with over 20 years of experience in global operations. He has worked in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Since 2009, he has overseen Sony Pictures Television’s Networks business in India, which includes SET, Sab, Pix, Axn, Mix, Six, Liv and Max. He was previously Chairman of the Board of Directors of MSM. He spent much of his early career in general management consulting, and he held senior positions at firms, including Sibson & Co, LLP in Los Angeles, The Cast Group AG in Zurich, Switzerland and Los Angeles, and Cresap in Los Angeles. Man Jit Singh began his career at Nestle India.