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Uday Shankar to head Disney Asia-Pacific post-merger

The Walt Disney Company has appointed Uday Shankar as president of its Asia-Pacific unit. The appointment is part of Disney’s integration planning for its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and strategic alignment of its consolidated international business units.

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Shankar, who currently serves as president, 21st Century Fox, Asia, and is chairman and CEO of Star India, will become chairman, Star and Disney India, and president, The Walt Disney Company Asia-Pacific. Rebecca Campbell, who currently serves as president, The Walt Disney Company EMEA, will continue to oversee this region as well as Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Diego Lerner, who currently serves as president, The Walt Disney Company Latin America, will continue to oversee that region.

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