Amagi ropes in Ritu Sharma as global sales leader

MUMBAI: Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based managed service for TV and OTT networks, has hired senior broadcast industry professional Ritu Sharma as the global sales leader. Ritu will be responsible for expanding Amagi’s client base and shaping its exponential growth that is fueled by innovative cloud technology offerings.

She will be based in Bangalore at Amagi’s research and development, and operations facility with the strategic intent of influencing the company’s product and services roadmap to be in lock-step with the evolving needs of global broadcast industry clients.

“Ritu is an accomplished senior executive who has played pivotal roles in driving revenue growth and operational effectiveness in her earlier assignments. Given Amagi’s enviable growth trajectory, we are delighted to have Ritu spearhead our global sales engagement, and rapidly expand our footprint in the market,” said Amagi CEO Deepakjit Singh.

Ritu has over 20 years of experience in leading high performance teams across technology, telecom and broadcast industries. Prior to joining Amagi, Ritu was CEO at Proficio, an early stage company delivering consulting services on sales excellence for technology majors. Earlier, Ritu was Vice President of sales, marketing, and operations for APAC markets at Encompass Digital Media. Ritu has held senior sales roles at Network 18 and Vodafone before joining Encompass.

“Over the years, Amagi has become synonymous with cloud technologies for broadcast. The high degree of innovation at Amagi, especially in the areas of artificial intelligence and machine learning will redefine broadcast workflows and how TV networks, OTT platforms, and content owners reimagine their operations with the cloud. There couldn’t be a better time to be a part of Amagi than now,” said Ritu Sharma.

Amagi formally launched in the US late last year and has recently expanded into Singapore as part of its ambitious growth plans in the APAC market. Amagi manages more than 150 feeds with deployments across 40 countries, aided by a significant client-base in the EMEA region.

Amagi’s clients include Viceland, Cinedigm, Turner Broadcasting, Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery Communications’ DSPORT, Quest TV, ACJ, and more.

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