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Disney+ Hotstar ropes in Google's Sunil Rayan as president & head

Former Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan left the company in 2018.

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KOLKATA: The rebranded Disney+ Hotstar service gets a new head in India. As per reports, the streaming service has appointed Sunil Rayan as the new president and head. Rayan comes from Google where he was managing director for Google Cloud for Games. Former Hotstar CEO Ajit Mohan left the company in 2018.

At Google, Rayan helped oversee product, engineering and business development strategies to help build Google Cloud for Games as managing director of the segment managing the mobile app promotion business team in 13 locations across the world. He left Google in April 2020. He also worked as associate principal at American management consulting firm McKinsey & Co.

Rayan will be working closely with Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific president and Star and Disney India chairman Uday Shankar. As the new head, he will be leading a service which has seen major changes in content strategy, subscription model as as rebranding in last one and half year. Walt Disney's Disney+ was integrated into Hotstar in April 2020.

“Five years ago, we set out to disrupt the way India consumed content and that mission has turned out to be totally revolutionary. Sunil is an exciting talent with global accomplishments and I am very excited to have him lead the talented Disney+ Hotstar team. At Disney+ Hotstar India, we are on a mission to create the country's largest and most advanced platform for curated content, and Sunil is just the right person to drive that ambition,” Shankar commented.

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