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Disney Elevates Abhishek Maheshwari to Head Up India Business


The Walt Disney Company has appointed Abhishek Maheshwari as the country head for India.

In his new role, Maheshwari, who joined Disney in 2012, will be responsible for all of Disney’s businesses in India. He will report to Mahesh Samat, the executive VP and managing director of Walt Disney International, South Asia. Maheshwari most recently served as the head of Integrated Media Networks.

Samat said, “Disney brands continue to grow across platforms and consumer segments in India. Abhishek is an astute and transformative business leader. Since joining the company, he has championed and driven strategic changes that have positioned our businesses to achieve consistent significant growth.”

Maheshwari added, “It is a privilege to lead Disney India and I am greatly encouraged by the talent, passion and commitment of our teams across the organization. Together, our team will focus on bringing the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars and our home-grown brands of Hungama, bindass and UTV to Indian audiences and provide great consumer experiences across all our businesses.”

Recently, India was merged under a South Asian hub that integrated Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam under the leadership of Samat.

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