Disney-ABC appoints Shetty as director India


MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Company’s international TV distribution arm Disney-ABC International Television (Asia Pacific), has appointed Swati Shetty as director India. Shetty, who was Disney Channel India associate director, advertising sales, replaces Amit Malhotra.

Malhotra was promoted in June this year as regional sales director, Pan-Asia, India and Singapore. The announcement was made by Disney-ABC International Television vice president of sales for Asia Pacific Greg Johnson.

Shetty will be responsible for Disney-ABC International Television’s TV distribution business across all platforms in India. She will be based in Mumbai and report to Malhotra in Hong Kong as well as the Walt Disney Company (India) Pte Ltd managing director, a position, which is currently overseen by Walt Disney International president Andy Bird. She joins Disney-ABC International Television in early August.

Johnson said, “Swati’s strong sales experience combined with her deep understanding of the Indian television market will be integral to the continued growth of our distribution business in India, a key strategic market for the Company. We’re very excited to welcome her to the TV sales team.”