Sumithra Prasanna is a multi-award winning filmmaker, journalist and speaker with over 15 years of industry experience in creating content, leading diverse, global teams, and developing and sustaining strong industry and client relationships.

She has worked with major television networks like Walt Disney, Discovery, A+E Networks, Star TV and Cartoon Network and designed content and communications strategies across multiple platforms. She has helped rebrand non-profits and consulted with organisations such as the UNICEF and J-PAL.

At CNA (formerly Channel NewsAsia) where she currently works, she crafts content from start to finish for unscripted factual programming and commissions teams in multiple geographies, nationalities and markets within APAC for documentary production.