Soumitra Saha | Independent media and entertainment professional
Soumitra Saha is an independent media and entertainment professional. As a strategy and business development consultant, he assists media enterprises fast track growth initiatives and increase market share in countries of Asia Pacific.
Soumitra has 20 years of corporate experience, 12 of which were senior executive leadership roles in Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting. In his last role, he was the SVP and Managing Director for Entertainment Networks, and directed organization-wide strategy and business operations of iconic global brands such as CNN, Cartoon Network, HBO, WB and TCM. During his tenure, he led several new brand launches, structured strategic partnerships and joint ventures, and integrated acquisitions, to grow Turner’s business presence in India, Korea, Japan, Australia, Greater China and Southeast Asia. He spearheaded the ‘Brand Everywhere’ approach to Kids entertainment spanning television, digital, mobile, retail, publishing, live events and theme parks.
Prior to Turner Broadcasting, Soumitra was with IMRB, WPP’s research division in India, working extensively on media research projects. He holds an MBA in Marketing, and is an Electronics Engineer.
Soumitra is an angel investor and actively advises startups in media, entertainment, education, lifestyle, retail and consumer products. He is based in Hong Kong.