Amita Maheshwari

Head HR
APAC & India, DMED, TWDC & Star India

Amita is a strategic and an Innovative HR Professional with a  growth mindset and an experience of over 26 years in multiple industries ranging from Consumer, Technology & Business Process, Financial Services to Media & Entertainment and Digital.She has been Chief of HR for 14 years in companies with global presence. She is currently heading HR for Direct to Consumer and international Business of The Walt Disney Company for Asia Pacific comprising entire Asia (including India, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, SEA and ANZ).

Previously, she was leading the HR function as President & Head of HR for Star India Group, the largest media and entertainment company in India with presence in US, UK and ME. Star India has led, shaped and disrupted the media industry in India and grown over 10 times during the last 10 years and is the only media company across the world to launch a successful OTT player “hotstar”. Focussed on building and scaling up the organizations for new geographies/products, she has been a part of multiple start-ups within the companies she has worked in. She has  led multiple Integration and transition projects in organizations e.g. GE Capital India’s sale of GECIS to Genpact, ESPN Star Sports and Maa TV acquisitions by Star India. She is currently leading the integration and transition of 21st Century Fox’s acquisition by Disney across all countries in the APAC region.