The Walt Disney Company announced that Ravi Ahuja will join the senior leadership team of Walt Disney Television as president of business operations and chief financial officer, according to L.A. Biz.
Ahuja previously served as CFO of Fox Networks, which was merged with Disney after Disney’s 71 million dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox, according to Biz Journals.
Deadline reports that in the new role, Ahuja will oversee finance, strategic planning, business development, affiliate sales & distribution, technology, music affairs, consumer insights and labor relations for the division. In addition, he will liaise with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International teams in regards to advertising sales and content distribution.
Ahuja’s appointment was not a given. In the merger, many senior managers in both Disney and 21st Century Fox have not been retained in an attempt to eliminate redundant roles.
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