Karan Bajaj has resigned from his position as Head, Discovery Networks International, India/South Asia.
The news was confirmed by JB Perrette, President and CEO of the network. Bajaj will stay in his role until a replacement has been found. He was with Discovery for two years.
Perrette said, “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 wing 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, one who could take our small kids channel from the lowest rankings to being a top three kids network; consumer obsessed by launching new digital products that focus on making our brands and content more relevant to India’s exploding digital consumers.”
Perrette added, “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.”
About Bajaj’s replacement, Perrette said, “Karan has agreed to continue to stay in his current role and lead our India team and business until we select a replacement, so for the next few months it will be business as usual.”