NEW DELHI : Discovery Asia Pacific, the Asian division of American mass media company Discovery Inc., has appointed Megha Tata as managing director – South Asia, Discovery Communications India. The post was vacant since Karan Bajaj quit the company in September 2018 as head of India and South Asia.

Tata joins Discovery from English news channel Business Television India (BTVI), where she was spearheading the India business. She has previously held leadership positions across broadcast platforms such as HBO, Turner International and STAR TV. Tata will be based in Mumbai and report to Simon Robinson, managing director, Discovery Asia Pacific, and chief financial officer, Discovery International.

“Megha is a seasoned professional, with an extensive and proven track record of leading multiple broadcast businesses in India. We are incredibly excited to welcome Megha, and her vision, at this important juncture as we aim to actualize the potential of such a key market," said Robinson in a statement.

Robinson said the company looked up to Tata’s leadership to provide a differentiated strategic direction to Discovery India with the twin objectives of accelerating growth in the core business and strengthening the product portfolio with new offerings in line with the evolving expectations of the market.

“Having been a passionate superfan of Discovery myself, I am really excited to lead Discovery’s mandate in the region. I look forward to working closely with the India management team to help build an aggressive growth path for the company in this rapidly changing media landscape," Tata said in a statement.

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