Ajay Vidyasagar

MD APAC, YouTube SEA & Emerging Markets

Ajay Vidyasagar is currently the APAC Managing Director – YouTube Southeast Asia & Emerging Markets. Ajay has worked closely alongside the region’s biggest broadcasters, creators, music labels and motion picture companies by creating partnerships with YouTube, fuelling their digital video strategy, while also managing some of the biggest global markets for YouTube, including markets across ASEAN and India.

Based in Singapore, Ajay has been with Google and YouTube for over twelve years, having fulfilled the role of Chief Operating Officer with Sun TV Network prior to joining Google. Before Google, Ajay spent over 14 years as the President at STAR Television in India, Ajay brought the network’s content, marketing, regional channels and new media divisions to new horizons and achievements. Such accolades would include the launch of interactive businesses for STAR, a youth platform for Channel V, and being the forerunner in the launch of the STAR network. His defining moment would be heading the launch of Kaun Banega Crorepati, India’s version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, which became one of the highest rated shows in Indian TV history.