Vishal is currently the Director of the YouTube Content Partnerships team for South East Asia. He drives YouTube’s partnerships with the largest Media companies and YouTube creators in SE Asia and is responsible for the overall growth of these markets. SE Asia is now home to several of YouTube’s largest markets globally where Vishal also plays the role of ensuring all YouTube functions & departments come together for the common cause. In addition to this role, Vishal also leads several Vertical (TV/Film) and Initiatives (YouTube Player for Publishers) for the APAC region. Prior to this role, Vishal spent 3+ years spearheading the Strategy function for YouTube in APAC region. Vishal was solving several important business problems and strategic issues for YouTube both on a global scale and for the APAC region which gave him a good grounding of the Online video business. Before joining YouTube, Vishal was a Senior Engagement Manager at consulting firm McKinsey & Co., where he spent time serving Tech Media and Telco clients across the world esp. in SE Asia, India & Greater China. Vishal had also specialized in the in the Strategy & Finance functions during his tenure at McKinsey.