Saurabh leads video content partnerships team and plays a key role in strategic relationship with key media organizations and public celebrities/creators across Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Since joining Facebook in 2014, Saurabh ramped up the partnerships team and now runs all of APAC partnerships with core focus on connecting people to the content and creators that best inform and entertain them. The team works closely with studios, TV networks, celebrities and creators in the entertainment space, leveraging Facebook platform to maximize their specific objectives and increasing engagement and distribution of their video content.
In addition, Saurabh’s role is to evangelize new products for the market and rollout to partners for better engagement and user experience e.g. WATCH, Videos, Instant Articles and FB LIVE etc have seen mass adoption leading to great and authentic user experiences. He also leads the partner services team across APAC which is brain to various solutions for partners.
Saurabh is a Chartered Accountant (India) and MBA by profession and has 15+ years of industry experience. Prior to Facebook, he was Vice President, New Media & Video Monetization at Viacom India Group, has worked with STAR India (Platform Partnerships), Reliance Big Entertainment (Strategy, BD & Content Partnerships including for DTH/IPTV) and has been an Investment Banker with Bank of America.