Amazon Prime Video on the lookout for new India Head
After the exit of Nitesh Kripalani as Director & Country Head at Amazon Video India today, the company has announced that Vijay Subramaniam, Director - Content, will be stepping into the role for the interim period till the company finds Kripalani's replacement. Prior to joining Amazon in June 2017, Subramaniam had worked with Walt Disney India as Executive Director, Media Networks.
“We are currently looking to fill this position and will let you know as soon as we have something to announce. In the interim, Vijay Subramaniam, Director - Content for Prime Video India has stepped in to serve as his replacement till a suitable replacement can be found. We will ensure a smooth transition while we search for his replacement," confirmed an Amazon India spokesperson.
Meanwhile, Kripalani decided to move on after a stint of almost three years. It is learnt that he has quit due to “health reasons”.
Commenting on Kripalani's departure, the spokesperson said, “Amazon confirms that Nitesh Kripalani, who is leading Amazon Prime Video in India, has decided to move on from Amazon due to personal reasons. Nitesh helped build the team and deliver a great experience to our customers. We wish Nitesh the best in his future endeavours.”
Kripalani, who had joined Amazon Video India in December 2014, had spearheaded the launch of Amazon’s video streaming service, Prime Video, in India.
Kripalani was earlier with Sony Pictures Networks India and was Executive Vice-President: New Media, Business Development & Digital/Syndication at the time of leaving the organisation in September 2014. He had joined SPN in August 2009. During his tenure there , he had multiple roles, including Business Head for Sony’s multi-million dollar Digital business, Business Head for Sony’s Digital VOD brand - Sony LIV, and Head of Strategy, Planning & Analysis, among others.
He has also worked with Thomas Cook Group and British Telecom.
Kripalani is also an advisory board member of Indulge Beverages since June 2014, and an investor in Timesaverz Dotcom, a marketplace for home services, since October 2014.
Before joining Amazon Prime Video India was with Disney India where he served as the Vice President - Content & Communication. He joined Disney in 2007.