Megha Tata

Managing Director

Discovery Communications

With nearly 28 years of experience; Megha brings expertise in management of television network operations in the Media and Entertainment industry.

She worked as part of the leadership team at Star, Turner and HBO. She has had a consistent record of increasing business performances in the companies she has worked in. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of BTVI (Business Television India)– India’s Premiere English Business News Channel.

Her efforts were validated when she was recognized as ‘Next 30’ most powerful women to look out in 2010; and was also adjudged as one of India’s hottest young executives of the media industry in 2009 by Business Today. She is amongst the top 50 influential women in media, marketing and advertising in the country as judged by a leading industry magazine – IMPACT. She has also received Women Leadership award by World Women Leadership Congress in 2014. She was judged amongst India’s top 100 important people in the industry by Digital Studio a leading publication. She was awarded the “Women of the Decade in Media” by the Women Economic Forum in 2018.

She has served as the Vice President of the International Advertising Association India Chapter (2016-2018) and is currently in its Mancom. She has also been a committee member for ASCI (Advertising Standards Council of India) from 2013 till 2015. She has been part of Jury of leading Industry awards like International Emmys, Promax, Children’s Film Festival, Golden Mikes Awards, International Women in Sales Awards, Impacts 30 under 30 and many more.

She was the Chairperson for the IAA Mentorship Program for Women’18. This initiative connected some key industry leaders as mentors to mid management Women executives who were their mentees. The initiative has been a success.

Besides being involved in industry initiatives, she loves to interact with young minds and does that by giving guest lectures in leading Educational Institutes of the Country such as  IITs, IIMs, ISB, UBS, Rims  International, Jamnabai Narsee School , Wellingkar Institute of Management, KJ Somaiya etc.

She is also involved as a Volunteer for Isha Foundation – a non-profit organisation started by Sadhguru.

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