Google’s Sunil Rayan joins as President and Head of Disney+ Hotstar
Disney+ Hotstar has appointed Sunil Rayan as President and Head for India. He was previously associated with Google as Managing Director, Google Cloud for Games. Rayan will report to Uday Shankar who until now was leading Disney+ Hotstar business in India.
Based in Mountain View, California, Rayan has been working at Google for more than 7 years, first as Managing Director of Mobile App Ads business before joining as MD of Cloud for Games. He began his career as a Software Engineer in Infosys in 1996 and has worked with organisations like IBM and McKinsey & Co.
Rayan has more than two decades of experience in business building, strategy, sales, business development, marketing, commercial and product operations including a in-depth knowledge of the mobile and gaming business.
On his appointment, Uday Shankar, President of Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and Chairman of Star and Disney India said, “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.”