Shalini Poddar

EVP - Head of Ads Disney+ Hotstar

Shalini is Head of Ads for Disney+ Hotstar in India. As part of her profile, she is responsible for delivering Ad Revenue for Disney+ Hotstar which includes Sales, Agency Partnerships, Strategy, Measurement and Ad Tech Solutions, CreativeWorks as well as Ad Operations.

Shalini comes with strong leadership experience of running ads businesses of tremendous scale, and shaping transformational partnerships and product interventions. Prior to joining Disney+ Hotstar, Shalini worked with Google for over 8 years. In her last stint, she was the head of business development for Google Play Apps for India, South East Asia and Australia. As India country head for Google App Ads, she delivered the largest turnarounds with triple digit growth, and led one of the largest ad transformations globally, migrating billions of app promo ads revenue to an automated Ad platform. Before joining Google, Shalini worked with Accenture Consulting for 8 years and has led multiple client engagements across sectors.

An executive sponsor for People and Development agendas at both Accenture and Google, Shalini has built several high-performing teams and is an active coach herself. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing and Finance from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.