Warner Bros. Discovery consolidates India's business; appoints Arjun Nohwar as GM, India

Warner Bros. Discovery consolidates India's business; appoints Arjun Nohwar as GM, India

Discovery South Asia managing director Megha Tata decides to move on.

Megha Tata, Arjun Nohwar

Mumbai: Warner Bros. Discovery has announced its regional leadership team across India, Southeast Asia and Korea (INSEAK). Arjun Nohwar has been elevated to the role of general manager, India. Discovery managing director – South Asia Megha Tata will be leaving the company.

In a staff email, Warner Bros. Discovery president and managing director – India, Southeast Asia and Korea Clement Schwebig stated, “Arjun Nohwar will be general manager India. Previously responsible for the launch of HBO Max in India, he brings a digital experience that will help prepare the company for our next phase of growth."

“I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Megha Tata who will be leaving the company,” he said. “She has done an incredible job over the years leading the success of Discovery’s portfolio and brands in India including the launch of the discovery+ streaming service.”

The new media organisation in India is now significantly larger bringing together several lines of business. It combines all of Warner Bros. Discovery’s India-based TV networks with streaming, games, consumer products, film/content production, home entertainment and TV distribution (syndication) and theatrical movie distribution.

The company announced Jeeyoung Lee as the general manager Korea. “In her tenure at Discovery, she helped build a strong production unit that will be a fundamental pillar of our strategy in Korea,” said Schwebig.

Schwebig further announced the regional leadership in the Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong markets. Shonali Bedi will lead affiliate distribution and digital partnerships for Southeast Asia, while she continues to head business development and insights regionwide.

Cindy Ma will lead the affiliate distribution and advertising sales for Taiwan.

Yasmin Zahid, who has been with HBO/WarnerMedia affiliate distribution for the past three decades, will be leaving the company following a transition period. “It has been a true privilege to work with Yasmin and she deserves all the credit for our fantastic affiliate relationships."

On the content (programming, original productions and acquisitions) side, the Warner Bros. Discovery team will operate across three verticals. Magdalene Ew will continue to head Entertainment. Christopher Ho will head Kids. Lynn Ng will head factual and lifestyle whilst she continues her current role for content ops for the wider region.

Leslie Lee will move on from WarnerMedia Kids APAC. “With our Kids portfolio being a leader in the region, Leslie leaves the company with a distinguished tenure that includes the recent launch of Cartoonito and numerous Asian originals including the International Emmy nominated ‘Lamput’,” highlighted Schwebig. 

In the regional teams, Kurt Rieder will continue to lead theatrical distribution as well as being a part of the international theatrical operations headed by Andrew Cripps. Jae Chang will continue to lead TV distribution and home entertainment.

Vikram Sharma will lead consumer products licensing, while he continues to oversee advertising sales for Southeast Asia.

Jason Monteiro will lead an integrated marketing team across INSEAK in addition to his coordination role for our streaming services. He will manage marketing and creative services across all lines of business, while working closely with the D2C (direct-to-consumer) marketing team.

Athreyan ‘Auto’ Sundararajan will be departing the company. “He has been outstanding in uniting and leading the marketing & creative teams of the legacy WarnerMedia businesses,” remarked Schewebig.