Prashant Verma

Prashant Verma

Head of Content Licensing and Partnerships South Asia - Dow Jones

As an experienced Business Professional in the Media and Information industry, I am a results-driven leader who has spent over 20 years working with the core of the information industry - Data & Content. I am dedicated to building and maintaining high-performing business units and possess diverse industry knowledge across a variety of media market segments.

My expertise lies in the Content Business, Licensing, and Strategic Partnerships, and I have successfully applied strategies to drive business development. As a skilled professional in the business of news and data across multi-structural organizations, I have expanded the reach of content and data assets into new markets and with new partners, and am now managing growth partnerships at Dow Jones for our renowned consumer publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron's MarketWatch, Investor's Business Daily, and for enterprise products such as Dow Jones Factiva, and Dow Jones Newswires in South Asia.

The contribution and impact of collaboration with partners has been significant in expanding India & South Asia content assets to 3X in less than two years, while also doubling content usage revenue from India for Dow Jones in less than two years, attaining a mark of over US$XX million per annum (masked intentionally here). I established India as the most profitable content region globally for Dow Jones Factiva, and secured and maintained relationships with key international, national, metropolitan, and local news publishers across Southern Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

My specialties include Growth Partnerships, Content Strategy, Business Intelligence, Strategic Market Planning, Cross-functional Teaming, Content Aggregation, and Rights Negotiation. I am passionate about connecting content to the world of structured information, and I strive to deliver measurable and impactful results that drive growth and revenue.

Having moved into Real Estate shortly before pandemic and not just surviving but taking the organization forward to a strong growth path, this period has been highly insightful and has helped him to gain fresh perspective into leading businesses and building teams in challenging situations. This experience motivates him to want even bigger canvas to enhance sphere of influence and create value for stakeholders.