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Uday Shankar elected FICCI VP for 2018-19

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MUMBAI: Adding another feather to his cap, 21st Century Fox Asia president and Star India chairman and CEO Uday Shankar has been elected as the vice president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) for 2018-19.

He has recently been appointed chairman of Star and Disney India and president of the Walt Disney Company, Asia-Pacific, a role that he will take over after the takeover of 21CF by Disney takes place. He is the first ever Indian media and entertainment executive to assume the leadership position in a national industry chamber like FICCI.

A trend-setter in the media and entertainment industry for over two decades, he played a leadership role in making Star India one of the largest media & entertainment companies in India, reaching over 720 million viewers a month across the country and more than 100 other countries. 

He has been a leading voice in the Indian media and broadcasting sector, shaping reforms for the industry and its consumers. As chairman of the FICCI Media & Entertainment Committee and former president of the Indian Broadcasting Federation, he has been at the forefront of landmark changes in self-regulation and pushing access for consumers to the digitised distribution.

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