Deloitte names Jana Arbanas leader in US telecommunications, media and entertainment industry

NEW YORK, February 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Deloitte today announced the appointment of Jana Arbanas to lead its telecommunications, media and entertainment (TM&E) sector in United States. Arbanas succeeds Kevin westcott, Vice President, Deloitte LLP, who was recently named Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry Leader in the United States.

Situated at San Francisco, Arbanas will lead the overall strategic direction and market leadership of the TM&E sector and introduce marketing strategies for Deloitte’s core businesses, including audit, advisory, tax and advisory services. She will oversee a team of over 3,000 professionals, who serve most of the Fortune 500 TM&E companies.

“The pandemic has underscored consumers’ desire to connect and an endless appetite for media and entertainment, along with the need for fast and reliable advanced wireless technologies like 5G, to make these entertainment experiences a reality.” , said Arbanas. “I really look forward to working with our current and potential customers, to ensure that media and entertainment providers can deliver the best possible experience while retaining and developing customers or communities in an ever-changing landscape, and helping telecommunications companies present the benefits and results of their innovations to the real world, not just technical capabilities. I am also committed to building and nurturing our talented teams, with a special emphasis on inclusiveness, so that we can all play a part in reshaping the TM&E industry as it continues to grow. ‘to evolve. ”

With over 20 years of experience serving large multinational technology, media and telecommunications companies, Arbanas helps clients manage business risk and strengthen their internal controls. As Senior Director of Risk and Financial Advisory (RFA) Practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP, she specializes in Extended Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit. Since 2018, she has been leading the TM&E sector for RFA and has focused on serving digital platform companies in the Bay Area.

“Jana assumes this important leadership role as a new post-pandemic reality emerges in TM&E, one in which suppliers must adopt creative strategies and agile approaches in order to engage with and retain customers, and Telecom companies need to help customers imagine what is possible as advanced networking technologies like 5G become a reality, ”said Westcott.“ Having worked closely with Jana over the years, I know that she is up to the challenge. She brings energy and enthusiasm to understand client needs, and she has demonstrated her ability to develop lasting relationships. She is passionate about diverse and high performing creation. teams and develop our young professionals. I am confident that she will bring innovative thinking and inspiring leadership to this role, as she has done throughout her career at Deloitte. “

Arbanas has leveraged its risk advisory capabilities to help clients manage the risks at the heart of their business. She has built global teams to serve multiple Fortune 500 companies across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Arbanas was also previously the Inclusion and Wellbeing Leader for the Risk & Financial Advisory business of Deloitte and continues to be committed to embedding inclusion and wellbeing in everything she does.

To learn more about Jana Arbanas, connect with her on LinkedIn: Jana Arbanas or follow the TMT industry on Twitter: @DeloitteTMT.

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