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People moves: Walt Disney India names new MD

Mahesh Samat is taking up the MD post at The Walt Disney Company (India). Samat will be responsible for driving the company's regional strategy, coordinating all Disney business efforts in India, including overseeing global franchises in the market, expanding existing businesses and seeking out new business opportunities.
October 25, 2007

Mahesh Samat is taking up the MD post at The Walt Disney Company (India). Samat will be responsible for driving the company’s regional strategy, coordinating all Disney business efforts in India, including overseeing global franchises in the market, expanding existing businesses and seeking out new business opportunities.

All existing Disney businesses in India, with the exception of the ESPN/Star Sports joint venture, fall under Samat’s remit, and all local business segments will report to him.

Before joining Disney, Samat worked at consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson in various marketing and management positions.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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