Uday Shankar Named President of 21st Century Fox, Asia


Star India Chairman and CEO Uday Shankar has been appointed as the president of 21st Century Fox, Asia.

Shankar will lead 21st Century Fox’s video businesses across all of Asia, including Star India and Fox Networks Group. He will also work closely with 21st Century Fox leadership on key strategic initiatives in the region. Shankar will continue to serve as chairman and CEO for Star India.

Zubin Gandevia, the president of Fox Networks Group Asia, will continue to oversee video brands across 14 markets and now report to Shankar under a realigned regional structure. 21st Century Fox’s film business in Asia will continue to report directly to Stacey Snider, the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film.

21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch and CEO James Murdoch commented: “Uday’s new role will enhance our strategic focus across all of Asia and enable us to further capture opportunities, building on the transformation Star India has driven in our most important growth market. Under Uday’s leadership, our India business has firmly established itself as a world-class asset with durable businesses across entertainment, sports, satellite distribution and OTT. His strategic vision has put 21CF at the forefront of content and distribution in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, and we are very fortunate to benefit from Uday’s expanded leadership at a global level.”