Peri Shamsai

Peri Shamsai

Peri Shamsai

Managing Director, Media Practice Accenture

As a Managing Director in Accenture’s media practice, Peri focuses on transformational initiatives in the TV, publishing, music and platform industries, helping large media companies develop robust digital and cross-platform capabilities. In addition to her nearly dozen years as a consultant, Peri has deep industry experience, having held roles that include the Vice President of International Strategic Planning at Discovery Communication, head of licensing and content management at Reed Elsevier – LexisNexis, and several positions at BMG Entertainment in digital marketing, business affairs and the office of the chairman. Prior to joining Accenture, Peri was a Principal in Ernst and Young’s media practice, leading their Broadcast and Cable and Music Industry sectors, as well as building and leading their Advertising Operations and Digital Content Management services.

Peri has a doctorate in historical musicology from Columbia University and has received many awards, including Fulbright, Mellon and Rotary scholarships and awards from the German, Austrian and Italian governments. She also holds an MBA from Insead and a BA from Brown University.

Peri is currently an Associate Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business.