Bela Bajaria

Jessica Chou for Fortune
  • Title
    VP, Global TV
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  • 2019 Rank

Bajaria was already a force. But in September she took over as head of Netflix’s global shows, solidifying her role as one of the leading women in entertainment. (The streaming service has been on a tear, adding 26 million subscribers in the past two quarters alone, up from an increase of 12 million in the same period a year ago.) Bajaria joined Netflix in 2016, heading up its foreign original series and taking a country-first approach that prioritizes local content preferences. She has long supported authentic voices: At Universal Television she green-lit The Mindy Project, the first major show from a South Asian woman.

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