Sunny Saha to step down from Turner

Louise Duffy | 13-01-2014

Sunny Saha has announced that he will step down as senior vice president and managing director of Entertainment Networks, Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, with effect from the end of February.

Gerhard Zeiler, president of Turner Broadcasting System International, said: ďTurner owes Sunny a great debt of gratitude. With passion and great professionalism, Sunny has safely guided Turnerís Southeast Asia Pacific business and its kids networks in Asia Pacific through a period of rapid change as a thoughtful business leader and strategic mind.Ē

Saha added: "Turner is set for new growth. At the same time, I am looking for new challenges. Leaving on a high note ensures that the transition will be handled smoothly for all our employees and business partners. I am grateful for the time I have had at Turner, and for the support Iíve always received from so many great colleagues.Ē

Since joining Turner in September 2000, Saha has led, in turn, advertising sales and research for India & South Asia; the Asia Pacific regional ad sales, promotional licensing, marketing, interactive and research teams; all kids and entertainment networks across Asia Pacific; and most recently the companyís business for Southeast Asia Pacific. He has also continued to have strategic oversight of Turnerís kids businesses across the Asia Pacific region. He has launched several TV channels, built five kids brands in the Asia Pacific region, and expanded Turnerís portfolio by developing general entertainment brands in India, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. He has managed culturally diverse teams, orchestrated strategic partnerships and accelerated new sources of licensing and digital revenues.

Saha currently acts as senior vice president and managing director of Turnerís Southeast Asia Pacific business, and general manager of its kids networks throughout Asia Pacific.