Hires & Promotions: Disney+ Hotstar, Balaji Telefims, AltBalaji

Quick look at new hirings, promotions and people movements this week

Disney+ Hotstar ropes in Vamsi Murthy as ED and Head – Content & Partnerships Marketing

Vamsi Murthy has been appointed as Executive Director and Head- Content and Partnerships Marketing by Disney+ Hotstar. He mentioned about his appointment on his LinkedIn post.

Prior to this he was with BookyMyShow as Head of Marketing for a year.

Murthy is an alumnus from Welingkar Institute of Management and is passionate about building digital brands through the power of customer centricity & strategic marketing innovation.

Previously he was also associated with various organisations namely, Zee5, Myntra Jabong, MakeMyTrip.com, Reliance Communications and Radio Mirchi.

Nachiket Pantvaidya steps down as Group CEO of Balaji Telefilms

Nachiket Pantvaidya has quit Balaji Telefilms as its Group CEO within a year of joining the company. Nachiket will be with the company till 31st May, the company said in a regulatory filing.

"Pursuant to Regulation 30 of Listing Regulations, we would like to inform you that the Board of Directors at their Meeting held today i.e. May 20, 2022, through Video Conferencing ("VC'') / Other Audio-Visual Means ("OAVM") have taken on record, the resignation of Nachiket Pantvaidya, Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective from the closing of business hours on May 31, 2022," Balaji said in a filing to the BSE.

Balaji Telefilms appointed Pantvaidya as the Group CEO in July 2021. Prior to Balaji, he worked with Asianet News Media & Entertainment, where he was the Managing Director. Before Asianet, Nachiket held the position of Group COO, Balaji Telefilms, and CEO at ALTBalaji.

This was Nachiket's second stint with the company post his brief exit in March 2021. Nachiket was responsible for the overall growth and P&L of the company.

Nachiket has 20+ years of experience in the media business. He has worked organisations like Star, Sony, Disney, and BBC, to new a few.

Divya Dixit Moves On From ALTBalaji

Divya Dixit moves on from ALTBalaji as Senior Vice President- Marketing, Partnerships and Revenue after a stint of over 3.5 years. 31st May will be her last working day at ALTBalaji. Prior to this, she was with ZEE5 as Vice President of Marketing & DR.

Dixit joined ALTBalaji in September 2018 as SVP-Marketing and was later elevated to SVP- Marketing, Partnerships and Revenue in November 2019. She has a rich experience of over 20 years in business and building brands across multiple industries of digital, broadcasting, telecom, music & retail.

She was also associated with various esteemed organisations namely, Star TV Network, UTV, Sony Entertainment Television, LeEco, Percept Ltd, Saregama India Ltd., Tata Docomo, Barista Coffee

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