TURNER INDIA APPOINTS NEW SOUTH ASIA HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND CNN MARKETING
Monday, April 11, 2016
11 April 2016, Mumbai, India - Turner India has appointed Deepa Sridhar as Head of Turner Corporate Communications and CNN Marketing for South Asia starting on April 11, 2016.
Based in Mumbai, Sridhar is responsible for overseeing corporate communications for Turner India and all communications for Turner India’s kids, entertainment and news brands in South Asia including Cartoon Network, POGO, Toonami, HBO, WB and CNN International. Sridhar will also oversee CNN affiliate and brand marketing in the region. She will support Siddharth Jain, Managing Director of Turner India, and his senior leadership team on all communications initiatives.
Sridhar reports to Gregory Ho, Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing for Turner Asia Pacific. “Deepa is a seasoned communications professional with an impressive track record and in-depth understanding of the South Asia market. 2016 is a hugely important year for Turner given the high interest in the US Presidential elections, the Olympics in Rio and the European Championships in France on the news front, while we will also launch the new Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 cartoon franchises globally, as well as a host of new initiatives for our entertainment brands. Deepa joins us at a very exciting time and will be a valuable addition to our team of communications professionals, building upon the strength of the Turner brands in the region,” said Gregory Ho.
Prior to joining Turner India, Sridhar was Director, Corporate Communications, South Asia, for J. Walter Thompson.
About Deepa Sridhar
Deepa Sridhar has over 15 years’ experience and a proven track record of implementing successful communications campaigns across various industries. She joins Turner India from J. Walter Thompson where she strategized and led overall communication programs for J. Walter Thompson South Asia and its group companies. Prior to JWT, Deepa was Head of Public Relations, India for Singapore Airlines and also held stints at several leading PR agencies as well as helming marketing communications at Yo! China. She graduated from Delhi University (B.A. Hons) and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising. Deepa is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil.
About Turner India
Turner India creates and manages the sales, distribution, marketing of award-winning news and entertainment brands in India and South Asia including CNN International, Cartoon Network, POGO, Toonami, HBO and WB. Turner Asia Pacific is the parent company of Turner International India Pvt. Ltd. (“Turner India”), which operates 63 channels in 13 languages in 37 countries in the region. It manages the business of Pay- and Free-TV-channels, as well as Internet-based services, and oversees commercial partnerships with various third-party media ventures; it teams with Warner Bros. and HBO to leverage Time Warner’s global reach. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. (“Turner Asia Pacific”) is a Time Warner company.