Gaurav Gandhi

Vice President, Asia Pacific & MENA, Amazon Prime Video

Gaurav Gandhi is the Vice President, Asia Pacific & MENA for Amazon’s video streaming service, Prime Video. In this role, Gaurav drives Prime Video’s business holistically in the region across SVOD, TVOD (Prime Video Store) and Prime Video Channels. Gaurav’s remit spans across the entire APAC and MENA region which includes some of the biggest international locales for Prime Video like Japan and India, as well as countries like Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where Prime Video expanded its footprint more recently. The region presents significant growth opportunities for the streaming business and Gaurav is focused on making Prime Video the preferred entertainment destination for its customers in these territories. In addition to building and growing Prime Video in APAC and MENA, Gaurav is very passionate about harnessing the unique storytelling potential of these diverse, multi-lingual and multi-cultural regions, and taking these stories to global audiences.

Gaurav joined Amazon in 2018 and served as the Country Head for Prime Video in India before taking his role as the VP of Prime Video APAC and MENA. Under his leadership, the streaming service grew rapidly to become India’s most loved entertainment destination. Gaurav has helped build Prime Video into an entertainment powerhouse in India by doubling down on tentpole original content, pioneering industry firsts like direct-to-service world premieres of Indian movies across languages, as well as co-productions and creation of original films. He led the expansion of the content portfolio to program in 10 languages, taking the service deep into the country. He launched the worldwide first initiatives – Prime Video Mobile Edition & Prime Lite in India, brought live sports to the service, and created a video entertainment marketplace with Prime Video Channels and launched a Movie Rentals (TVOD) service. Gaurav is a seasoned industry leader with 25 years of experience across consumer tech, advertising, media and entertainment. Prior to Amazon, Gaurav has worked in companies such as Viacom18, NDTV Imagine, STAR India and Turner International in various leadership roles. He moved into the video streaming space in 2015, and set up, launched and ran Viacom 18’s streaming service VOOT.