Shanta Arul


Director, Global Technology & Innovation, Public Policy

As a global public policy leader at Netflix, Shanta focuses on digital and media policy issues including online protection of minors, ratings & classification, accessibility and technology ethics. She has also in previous roles at the company led strategic policy initiatives & campaigns, industry development efforts, regulatory advocacy, and industry relations across the Asia Pacific region.

Shanta has over 10 years of experience in developing regulatory, industry, and communications strategy for private companies and public sector entities. Prior to joining Netflix, she held various Government Relations and Communications positions in PayPal Asia Pacific. Her work there included leading on internal and external policy & public affairs efforts for the company’s technology organisation and corporate social responsibility initiatives; providing communications counsel to senior leadership at the regional and global level; and spearheading consumer and Business-to-Business media campaigns; She was also previously a part of Strategic Movies, a strategic and crisis communication practice.

Additionally, Shanta has acted as a policy and communications consultant to several Members of Parliament in Singapore, conducting policy research and drafting parliamentary speeches. Shanta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore