Vice President – Business Operations, Digital Media
Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI)
Nitin leads business operations for Disney’s branded portfolio of apps and websites across the company. This includes Disney, ABC, ABC News, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic. In this role he is responsible for driving scale and efficiency for Disney’s digital media business. Prior to his current role, Nitin was responsible for leveraging disruptive technologies such as Internet-of-Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Geo-location to create uniquely Disney products and experiences in categories such as gaming, entertainment-based smart home products, wearables, robots, and cars.
Before his current role, Nitin was a Vice President in The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Strategy and Business Development organization in Burbank where he focused on new venture evaluation and identifying/pursuing global M&A opportunities. Prior to his move to the United States in 2012, Chawla was in Mumbai, India, with dual responsibilities as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and General Manager, Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG) for TWDC India. There, he helped define and execute the growth strategy for The Walt Disney Company in India, including five-year plan development, new venture evaluation, and strategic partnerships for existing lines of Disney businesses (Media Networks, Consumer Products, Films and Digital).
Chawla has also held leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting LLP and Johnson & Johnson, spending his initial professional career in advertising at J Walter Thompson. He holds a Master’s of Business Economics from University of Delhi, India and an MBA in General Management from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.