Discovery has elevated Shaun Nanjappa Chendira as head of advertising sales – South Asia. Chendira was revenue head for kids and vernacular, Discovery India, prior to this.
Megha Tata, managing director, Discovery – South Asia, said, “Shaun has displayed strong and mature thinking required for the future of both, our linear and our digital platforms. With his stellar record of accomplishment and proven experience of driving business revenue, he is well placed to lead the company to the next level of growth in his new position as the head of advertising sales. I wish him all the very best.”
Chendira said, “I am delighted and grateful to Discovery India for giving me this opportunity. While these last few months have been tough for the entire industry to say the least, here’s looking forward to a better tomorrow. I know there will be a lot of challenges to face going forward, and all I can say is, I am ready to meet them head on. I step into this role with much excitement and a clear vision for Discovery as we step into the future.”
Prior to joining Discovery India, he was general manager, India at Da Vinci Media. He has also worked with Warner Media.