Roma Khanna is the CEO of REVOLT Media and TV where she is responsible for leading strategy and operations of the real-time, multi-platform brand and network, reporting directly to the Chairman, Sean Combs, and the Board of Directors. Roma is a digital innovator and entrepreneur, with proven success growing global businesses in TV, broadcast, digital, film and distribution.
From 2011 through 2015 Roma Khanna was President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) Television Group and Digital. Reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, Roma was brought on to build a new and invigorated MGM Television Studio. In her time at MGM Roma built and led MGM’s Television Group and digital business including all creative development and production, and TV/Digital deal and business model structures. She also led worldwide TV and digital distribution, including global distribution of MGM’s extensive film and TV catalog. She sat on the Board of Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and pay television channel EPIX, in addition to the Boards of various global joint ventures.
Under Roma’s leadership, MGM Television developed and delivered the critically acclaimed Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning miniseries "Fargo" to FX, the hit show "Vikings" to HISTORY, "Teen Wolf" with MTV and developed and sold critically acclaimed show "Handmaid’s Tale" with Hulu. Other shows developed under her leadership include "Get Shorty", "Condor", the syndicated courtroom series "Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court" and more.
Prior to joining MGM, Roma served as President, Universal Networks International & Digital Initiatives, with NBC Universal. She led a global portfolio of over 70 NBC Universal international television channels, including the Syfy Channel, 13th Street, Universal Channel, Hallmark Channel, Divatv and Movies24 brands, as well as the international Digital Initiatives division.
Roma has also served as Senior Vice President, Content and Co-Head of Television for CHUM Limited and its portfolio of 33 local and national cable channels including broadcaster CityTV and successful cable channels Bravo, MuchMusic and Space. She began her career in digital media as co-entrepreneur of award-winning and early innovator digital production company Snap Media and in music at Sony Music Canada in Business and Legal Affairs.
Roma serves as a board member and past Chair of the Canadian Film Centre and sits on the commercial committee of BAFTA and the advisory board for the Peabody Awards.
Roma was also the first recipient of Reed MIDEM’s "MIPCube Media Architect of the Future Award" for her pioneering work in the use of new digital platforms. She has received many accolades including the Times "Top 40 Under 40", The Euro 50 award from Eurodata and has been named among The Hollywood Reporters Women in Entertainment Power 100.
Roma is based in Los Angeles and holds law degrees from both Canada and the United States, as well as a BSc and MBA.