Uday Shankar a great friend & a fierce competitor: NP Singh

Singh – MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks calls Shankar a visionary

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Published: Oct 8, 2020 2:40 PM  | 2 min read
NP Singh

One of the biggest leaders in the M&E industry Uday Shankar has decided to step down from his role as President of The Walt Disney Company (APAC) and Chairman of Star & Disney India.

The news has created a buzz in the industry, with many leaders recounting their experiences with him and speaking about his contributions to Indian media.

On Shankar’s contributions to the industry, NP Singh – MD & CEO, Sony Pictures Networks, said: “Uday is a great friend and a fierce competitor. We have had some great times together at a personal and professional level. He is a visionary and I have a lot of respect for his immense contributions in shaping our industry. His exit will leave a huge void and he will be missed. I wish him the best in his new journey.”

Before he took over the reins of The Walt Disney Company (APAC), Shankar was the president of 21st Century Fox for Asia and the Chairman & CEO of Star India. In 2007, helmed Star India and transformed it into one of the most successful media companies in Asia. His contributions have revolutionised the Indian media landscape.

Shankar will remain with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Segment through the end of 2020 and will work closely with Rebecca Campbell, Chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, to identify his successor.

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