Sangeeta Desai

COO & CEO (Emerging Markets)


Sangeeta Desai is FremantleMedia’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Markets. FremantleMedia is one of the largest producers of television brands in the world. As COO, she is responsible for the group’s operations across the 29 territories in which Fremantle operates and oversees all investment activity across the group. Included in her remit are Strategy & M&A, Kids & Family Entertainment and central group functions. In early 2015, Sangeeta expanded her role to also become CEO of Emerging Markets with the responsibility of expanding FremantleMedia’s global presence through organic growth and strategic M&A, particularly in the emerging markets of Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Sangeeta previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer at HIT Entertainment where she managed the company’s day-to-day operations, including business development and global brand management, and had global responsibility for all key revenue functions of the company including TV, brands, consumer products, DVD, and live events/attractions. She also managed offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Prior to joining HIT Entertainment, she was a Principal at Apax Partners, a private equity firm, where she had responsibility for sourcing, evaluating and executing on investments, working with management teams in the media sector globally, with a particular focus on the entertainment and TV production sub-sectors. She has also held positions in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs and with J.P. Morgan.

Sangeeta has a BS with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA with Honours from the Wharton School of Business.

Source : FremantleMedia

Professional Details

Designation COO & CEO (Emerging Markets)
Company FremantleMedia
Previous Company HIT Entertainment | Apax Partners | Goldman Sachs | JPMorgan Chase
Education Wharton Business School (MBA) | University of California, Berkeley (BS, Business Administration)
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Country United Kingdom