Kevin Vaz

CEO, Broadcast Entertainment, Viacom18

A highly accomplished executive with close to three decades of experience in Media & Entertainment, Kevin Vaz joined Viacom18 in July 2023 as Chief Executive Officer – Broadcast Entertainment.   Kevin’s visionary leadership and strategic acumen has played a pivotal role in consolidating and elevating Viacom18’s broadcast business, scaling up revenue realisation and significantly increasing the network’s overall market share across genres and geographies. Kevin is also responsible for the media company’s filmed entertainment business which has delivered some of its more successful releases across theatres and OTT in the past year. A big believer in leveraging the power of collaboration, Kevin has consolidated content creation and monetisation across TV and OTT, thereby unlocking incremental synergies and value for the organisation.                                                          

As a sectoral thought leader Kevin leads the industry agenda through his Chairmanship of the Media and Entertainment Committee at FICCI.  Prior to joining Viacom18, Kevin was the head of the entertainment business at Disney Star, where he made significant contributions to the company’s success and growth. He was instrumental in shaping the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bangla and Marathi language markets and driving Disney Star channels in those respective markets towards pole position. His illustrious career encompasses the successful launch and management of 53 television channels, along with driving revenue growth and spearheading innovative content strategies.  A hands-on leader, Kevin has the unique distinction of having led teams across every major touchpoint of the media and entertainment ecosystem – from business management to revenue to content to marketing to distribution.