FremantleMedia India appoints Saurindra Barua as MD

MUMBAI: FremantleMedia India has appointed Saurindra Kumar Barua (Raj) as managing director.

Raj will be based in Mumbai and report to FremantleMedia Asia CEO Patrick Schult, who is based in Singapore.

In his new position, Raj will build a new team and will work closely with various divisions within the FremantleMedia group to leverage its relationships and its content to establish a production operation to service the Indian market.

Schult said, "We are delighted that Raj will be leading the team to launch FremantleMedia’s on-ground production operations in the Indian market. India continues to be a popular destination for many of our international hit formats and with Raj’s leadership we look forward to offering our clients a complete service from the introduction of these formats to the delivery of the finished product."

Before joining FremantleMedia, Raj was Discovery Asia vice president and regional chief financial officer (AsiaPac).