April 23, 2018 5:27 AM ET


Company Overview of The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Company Overview

The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. develops and distributes entertainment to kids, youth, and families. The company offers television broadcasting services, movies production, animated feature films, consumer products and licensing, digital content, and games. Its studios activities span across creative development, production, marketing, distribution, licensing, merchandising, and syndication of films. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Mumbai, India. The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Building No - S 14

Solitaire Corporate Park

Guru Hargovindji Marg

Mumbai,  400093


Founded in 2003


91 22 6109 1000

Key Executives for The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Managing Director and Director
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Head of Marketing & Distribution and Vice President
Age: 38
Vice President of Media Networks
Head of Revenue and Vice President
Age: 40
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Key Developments

Disney India Announces Management Changes

Disney India announced that Vijay Subramaniam will be exiting his role as Vice President for Media Networks. Abhishek Maheshwari, who currently served as Vice President & Head of Consumer Products, Interactive & Corporate Strategy for Disney India, will now take charge of Disney Media Networks. While Maheshwari's role is taken up by Sanjeet Mehta who has been promoted as Head of Disney Consumer Products and will be responsible for the licensing and retail businesses, Maheshwari will continue to lead the Interactive business.

The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Announces Executive Changes

Walt Disney International has announced the successor to its former managing director Siddharth Roy-Kapur. As a second stint with the organization, Mahesh Samat has made a comeback and will lead The Walt Disney Company India as the managing director. He will pursue his new responsibility from November 28, and will be based in Mumbai. Samat will report directly to Walt Disney International chairman Andy Bird. One of his key roles will be to resume management of all Disney businesses in India (except ESPN), with all local business segments reporting into him. Samat will be responsible for setting and driving the company's strategy, coordinating all business efforts in India including overseeing Disney global franchises in the market, expanding existing businesses, and creating new business opportunities. Samat had moved away from Disney India four years ago to establish Epic Television Networks and is the founder and MD of The Epic Channel. With more than 25 years of experience in FMCG and healthcare across India, Asia-Pacific and Europe, Samat originally joined Disney from Johnson & Johnson, where he was the managing director Southern Europe for J&J Vision Care. Prior to that, he worked for Kellogg's, Warner Lambert/Parke-Davis and Boots India Limited.

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