Bajaj joined the network in July 2016.
Karan Bajaj has quit Discovery as head of India and South Asia. Bajaj joined the network in July 2016.
Jean-Briac Perrette, president and chief executive officer, Discovery Network International, sent an official mail to Discovery's India team saying, “I want to let you know that Karan has decided to move on to pursue his own entrepreneurial ambitions. Karan has embodied many of company's guiding principles...purposeful as he passionately lead a bold swing to create a new type of purpose driven GE channel in India with Jeet; a creative dreamer who believed we could invest in a great team who could take our small Kids channel from the lowest rankings to being top 3 kids network; consumer obsessed by launching new digital products that focused on making our brands and content more relevant to India's exploding digital consumers; and quick and agile with a great sense of urgency and drive to reinvent and expand our business.”
He added, “These leadership traits are ones we will also look for in the next leader of our team and business in India as they remain critical for our future. I want to thank Karan for his dedication and contributions to Discovery over the last two years, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on his next chapter.”
Adding on Bajaj's replacement, Perrette added, “Karan has agreed to stay in his current role and lead our India team and business until we select a replacement, so for the next few months it will be business as usual.”
An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Bajaj has worked with Kraft Foods Group, The Boston Consulting Group and Procter & Gamble in the past. Bajaj has also written three books such as 'Keep off the Grass (fiction), Johnny Gone Down (fiction) and The Yoga of Max's Discontent/The Seeker (fiction).