Osuri manages financial planning and analysis, budgeting and strategic planning for some of Discovery’s most high-profile business units. Over the last year, he has played an instrumental role as a financial adviser for Discovery’s affiliate renewal negotiations. Osuri is also an avid supporter of Discovery’s global MentorNet program, which lets employees connect with and learn from professional colleagues at the company through one-on-one structured mentorships each year. Diversity, he says, “isn’t about checking a box. It’s about understanding where the world (our marketplace) is going in such a connected day and age.”
What’s your biggest professional accomplishment in the past 12 months?
Contributing to the renewal with our largest cable distributor. Every deal has its unique challenges, this one felt especially rewarding to get to the finish line. Happy I was able to factor into that outcome.
Best business advice you’ve received?
Put the right people in a position to succeed, and develop them to the point you become redundant. May seem counterintuitive, but there will always be a place for executives who know how to develop teams and build processes that work.
How do you define diversity?
An empathic perspective on the wealth of human experience life on this planet offers.
How can cable better support diversity?
On screen. This isn’t about checking a box, it’s about understanding where the world (our marketplace) is going in such a connected day and age. We really need to understand that dynamic and reflect it in our product or else lose relevance.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
Panic over cord cutting. Customers aren’t consuming less, they’re consuming differently. Significant opportunity remains for those who can keep a cool head and are willing to adapt.
How do you define success?
Stepping up to become the person the people around you need most.