MUMBAI: Sunny Saha today announced that he will step down as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. with effect from the end of February.
Gerhard Zeiler, President of Turner Broadcasting System International, said: “Turner owes Sunny a great debt of gratitude. With passion and great professionalism, Sunny has safely guided Turner’s Southeast Asia Pacific business and its kids networks in Asia Pacific through a period of rapid change as a thoughtful business leader and strategic mind.”
Sunny Saha said: "Turner is set for new growth. At the same time, I am looking for new challenges. Leaving on a high note ensures that the transition will be handled smoothly for all our employees and business partners. I am grateful for the time I have had at Turner, and for the support I’ve always received from so many great colleagues.”
Since joining Turner in September 2000, Sunny Saha has led, in turn, advertising sales and research for India & South Asia; the Asia Pacific regional ad sales, promotional licensing, marketing, interactive and research teams; all kids and entertainment networks across Asia Pacific; and most recently the company’s business for Southeast Asia Pacific. He has also continued to have strategic oversight of Turner’s kids businesses across the Asia Pacific region. He has launched several TV channels, built five kids brands in the Asia Pacific region, and expanded Turner’s portfolio by developing general entertainment brands in India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. In an increasingly competitive environment, he has managed culturally diverse teams, orchestrated strategic partnerships and accelerated new sources of licensing and digital revenues. Sunny Saha currently acts as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Turner’s Southeast Asia Pacific business, and General Manager of its kids networks throughout Asia Pacific.
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific Inc. is a Time Warner company which creates and programmes branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around Asia Pacific.