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Jaideep Janakiram appointed as head of international business and operations of Sony Pictures India

He was formerly the Head of International Business (Americas) at SPNI.

Jaideep Janakiram will oversee and drive SPNI’s international strategy. / Courtesy Photo

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) on June.6 announced a pivotal leadership enhancement within its International Business and Operations division. Jaideep Janakiram, formerly the Head of International Business (Americas), has been promoted to Head of International Business and Operations, succeeding Neeraj Arora.

Janakiram brings extensive experience and a stellar track record in managing the US and Canada markets. His exceptional leadership and business acumen have positioned him to lead SPNI's international endeavors to new heights. In his new role, Janakiram will report to Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer of Distribution & International Business and Business Head of Sports Cluster.

Commenting on the development, Kaul said, “Janakiram has been an integral part of our team, demonstrating remarkable expertise and leadership. I am confident that our international business will continue to thrive and expand under his guidance.”

In this transition, Janakiram will oversee a team including Shalin Patel, Head of International Business (Europe); Sharon Patel, Manager of Revenue Accounting; Naveen Kunal, Senior Manager of Ad Sales; Kavita Paul, Lead of International Operations; and Moitrani Dhar, Lead of Research and Programming Strategy. Additionally, the teams in the US and Canada will continue to report to him.

Prior to joining Sony, Janakiram spent over a decade at TV Asia. He holds a Master’s in Media Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Communication and Journalism (MCJ) from Osmania University.

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