Aravamudhan K elevated as Walt Disney's executive director
He served in the company as a senior vice-president for over four years
Aravamudhan K, popularly known as Aru in the broadcast industry, has been elevated as Executive Director, Government Relations (GR) at The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).
During his 15 years tenure with Star India, he worked closely with industry associates, policymakers and regulators on several issues facing the broadcast sector.
In a Linkedin post, Aravamudhan wrote about completing the exciting and eventful years at Star India. "I witnessed many changes in the broadcasting sector and in the company thanks to my mentors, colleagues, friends, family and external stakeholders who played a major role in my evolution as a GR professional."
He joined Media Content and Communication Services (MCCS), the media arm of Star India (and the owner of Star News), in 2006 as a manager. A year later, he was made a part of Star India to handle the regulatory approvals, compliance, internal and external communications, and government relations.
He has nearly three decades of experience in the broadcast sector. Aravamudhan began his career from Production House news video magazine, Eyewitness and went on to freelance for the Indian public service broadcaster, Doordarshan to cover elections.
Later, he shifted to the general entertainment channel, Home TV and then to media houses SAB TV, UTV and ITV and news channel STAR News.