Deloitte names Jana Arbanas US head of telecom, media, and entertainment

11 February 2021 2 min. read
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Deloitte US has appointed Jana Arbanas as leader of the national telecom, media, and entertainment (TM&E) sector.

Arbanas, who has been with Deloitte for 20 years, succeeds Kevin Westcott, who was recently named head of the technology, media, and telecom (TMT) industry.

In her new role, Arbanas will lead strategic direction for the TM&E sector and shape go-to-market strategies for Deloitte’s audit, consulting, tax, and advisory businesses. She will oversee a team of more than 3,000 professionals that work with the majority of TM&E companies in the Fortune 500.

"Jana is taking on this important leadership role as a new, post-pandemic reality is emerging in TM&E, one where providers must adopt creative strategies and agile approaches in order to engage with and retain customers, and telecom companies must help customers envision what's possible as advanced networking technologies like 5G become a reality," said Westcott. “I am confident she will bring innovative thinking and inspirational leadership to this role as she has throughout her entire career at Deloitte."

Deloitte names Jana Arbanas US head of telecom, media, and entertainmentArbanas has more than 20 years of experience advising large multinational technology, media, and telecom firms on enterprise risk and internal controls. As a principal in the risk and financial advisory practice, Arbanas has led global engagement teams to serve Fortune 500s across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.

The San Francisco-based professional has particular expertise helping digital platform companies navigate regulatory requirements and business transformation.

Arbanas was previously head of the TM&E sector in the risk and financial advisory practice. She also previously served as inclusion and wellbeing leader for the risk and financial advisory practice. She was appointed a principal in 2011.

Apart from her two decades at Deloitte, Arbanas spent a year at AristaSoft Corporation, where she was an information security manager.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

"I am really looking forward to working with our current and prospective clients, to ensure media and entertainment providers can deliver the best experience possible while retaining and growing customers or communities in an ever-changing landscape, and helping telecom companies showcase the real-world benefits and outcomes of their innovations, not just the technical capabilities,” Arbanas said. “I am also committed to building and nurturing our talented teams, with a particular focus on inclusivity, so we can all play a role in reshaping the TM&E industry as it continues to evolve."