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Karan Bajaj steps down from Discovery Communications

Karan Bajaj, Head of Discovery Communications – India has stepped down. He will continue to lead the India team until Discovery Communications find a suitable replacement. The news was announced to the Discovery India team in a mail sent by JB Perrette, President and CEO of Discovery Network International.

In the mail Perrete stated, “I want to let you know that Karan has decided to move on to pursue his own entrepreneurial ambitions. Karan has embodied many of our company's guiding principles...purposeful as he passionately lead a bold swing to create a new type of purpose driven GE channel in India with Jeet; a creative dreamer who believed we could invest in a great team who could take our small Kids channel from the lowest rankings to being a top 3 kids network; consumer obsessed by launching new digital products that focused on making our brands and content more relevant to India's exploding digital consumers; and quick and agile with a great sense of urgency and drive to reinvent and expand our business. These leadership traits are ones we will also look for in the next leader of our team and business in India as they remain critical for our future. I want to thank Karan for his dedication and contributions to Discovery over the last two years, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on his next chapter.”

Bajaj joined Discovery India in 2016 as head of India and South Asia at Discovery Networks.

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