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Ken Silverman

Head, North America

Sannam S4 Group / U.S. Business Centers

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Ken Silverman leads North American initiatives for Sannam S4 Group, a preeminent emerging markets' business services specialist, and its subsidiary, U.S. Business Cneters / India. The company, with 130+ employees, offices across the US, the UK, India and Brazil, and alliances in China and the UAE, has served more than 200 leading international corporations, universities, and non-profits. Its clients have included Unilever, MIT, TJ Maxx, Rolls Royce, the Smithsonian Institution, AOL India, Airbnb, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sannam S4's in-country services span legal and regulatory matters, finance and accounting, HR, market research, business validation, strategic planning, partner due diligence, marketing, social media, delegation management, cultural awareness training, and more. 

Ken is a veteran international business and media strategist, executive, and entrepreneur, including almost two decades' experience in and with India. For 8 years he represented US entertainment industry initiatives for the visual computing arm of the $100 billion p/yr. Tata Group, India’s oldest and largest industrial conglomerate. On behalf of Tata and other Indian media clients he secured, negotiated, and/or oversaw India-based assignments for the Walt Disney Company, DreamWorks, Liberty Media/Starz, MGM, Sony, 20th Century Fox, and others. His added clients and affiliations have included Annapurna Studios (India), Columbia Pictures, DirecTV, Dow Jones, Film City (India), General Electric, the Government of Maharashtra, Harvard University, Meredith Publishing, Tribune Company, UCLA, Warner Bros., and others. He additionally wrote the start-up business plan for Black Entertainment Television (BET), which was subsequently acquired by Viacom, Inc., for $3.1 billion.

He is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the South Asian Studies Association (SASA), and Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Caritas Telecommunications. He has written often for the India Journal, and is additionally a frequent speaker about India at universities, film festivals, and conferences globally.

 

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