Uday Shankar to step down as President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India

Shankar will remain with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Segment through end of 2020 to help identify his successor and ensure smooth transition

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Oct 8, 2020 8:44 AM

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Uday Shankar

Uday Shankar will step down as president, The Walt Disney Company APAC and chairman, Star & Disney India, effective as of December 31, 2020, it was announced today by Rebecca Campbell, Chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment.

Over the next three months, Shankar will work closely with Campbell to identify his successor to ensure a smooth transition.  

“I want to thank Uday for his leadership and dedication to our APAC business. With the successful launch of Disney+ throughout the region, he has helped put The Walt Disney Company in a commanding position in this dynamic and incredibly strategic part of the world. His vast experience and expertise have been invaluable in bringing together a strong, cohesive APAC leadership team to chart a path forward for our streaming businesses in the region and beyond,” said Campbell. “Uday has been a great friend, colleague and valued counselor to me personally, and I know I speak for all of DTCI when I say he will be greatly missed. At the same time, I understand and respect his desire to make this change. I am extremely grateful that he has agreed to stay on to help ensure a seamless transition.”

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