Bela Bajaria

Bela Bajaria was named Head of Global TV for Netflix in 2020, overseeing all scripted and unscripted series around the world. Bajaria leads the team for all of television, responsible for hit series including Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit, Cobra Kai, The Witcher (Poland), La Casa de Papel (Spain), and Squid Game (Korea).  

Prior to joining Netflix in 2016, Bajaria was President of Universal Television, where she made history as the first woman of color to oversee a studio. Earlier, she held two key posts simultaneously: Senior Vice President, Cable Programming for CBS TV Studios, and Senior Vice President of Movies and Miniseries for CBS Network.

Bajaria has been honored by THR’s Women in Entertainment list, Variety’s LA Women’s Impact Report, named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in 2020, and featured on TIME Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People of 2022.  She currently serves on the LA Board of Governors for the Paley Center, the Board of LA’s Saban Community Clinic and the Board of Trustees for Meridian International Center. Bajaria has been honored by the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of LA, The March of Dimes Foundation, and received the Industry Leadership Award from the LA Indian Film Festival.