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Dr. Peri E. Shamsai

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Partner and Principal

Ernst & Young LLP United States
Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: p***@***.com
Ernst & Young LLP
5 Times Square
New York , New York 10036
United States

Company Description: Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 130,000 people are united by our shared values and an...   more

Employment History


  • doctorate , historical musicology
    Columbia University
  • bachelor's degree , arts
    Brown University
  • master's degree , business administration
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Dr. Peri Shamsai is currently the Senior Director of Global Licensing at the giant media publishing company Reed Elsevier after spending a number of years as the Senior Director of Worldwide Business Affairs and Strategic Development at BMG Music, a $2.8 billion music company.
Henry Stewart Conferences - Speakers, 10 Feb 2011 [cached]
Peri Shamsai Senior Manager Ernst & Young, Media & Entertainment
As a senior manager at EY Peri Shamsai focuses on Media and Entertainment clients, working on transformational initiatives in the TV (Univision, Scripps), publishing (Pearson), music (EMI) industries and the multi-media companies (Disney, Viacom). Most of her client work centers on migrating large media companies from traditional to robust digital businesses. Through this work, she has contributed significantly to growing this strategic area of services at EY.
Peri comes to EY with deep industry experience in all of these sectors. Prior to joining EY she held the position of vice president, International Strategic Planning at Discovery Communication global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this role, Peri worked with Discovery's senior management teams in Silver Spring and abroad to identify, recommend and create strategies for international and cross-regional business initiatives. She joined Discovery Networks from BearingPoint, where she served as senior manager and was responsible for business strategy and technology initiatives in media and entertainment. Prior to joining BearingPoint, she was head of licensing and content management at Reed Elsevier - LexisNexis, where she led multiple large-scale corporate strategy, technology and operational initiatives. Peri also held several positions at BMG Entertainment, most notably senior director of worldwide business affairs and strategic development. In this role, she was responsible for leading several of the company's corporate strategy and online initiatives. She also held roles in marketing, business affairs and the office of the chairman.
Before entering the business world, Peri was a musician and academic, receiving a doctorate in historical musicology from Columbia University and having spent many years as a classical pianist. She has received numerous awards, including Fulbright, Mellon and Rotary scholarships and awards from the German, Austrian and Italian governments. She also holds a master's degree in business administration from Insead and a bachelor's degree in arts from Brown University.
In addition to her client work at EY, Peri is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in their Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media and an Associate Adjunct Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business.
TransMedia - Advisory Board, 25 May 2006 [cached]
Prior to her recent appointment at Reed Elsevier, Dr. Peri Shamsai was the Senior Director of Worldwide Business Affairs and Strategic Development at BMG Music, a $2.8 billion music company with more than 200 record labels, operations in 42 countries, and a roster of high profile artists such as Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, and Carlos Santana.
Dr Shamsai is currently Head of Content Management at LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier.In this role she works towards maximizing the return on content for this online media and information-service provider.Dr. Shamsai has a BA from Brown University, a doctorate in Historical Musicology from Columbia University, and an MBA from INSEAD Business School in France.She was a performing classical pianist for over fifteen years.
Peri Shamsai, Sr. ..., 5 Aug 2005 [cached]
Peri Shamsai, Sr. ManagerPeri Shamsai is a senior manager in the Media and Entertainment practice.Prior to joining BearingPoint, Peri was Head of Licensing and Content Management at LexisNexis and Senior Director of Worldwide Business Affairs and Strategic Development at BMG Music.
:: BCFM: Annual Conference: Info for Attendees, 3 June 2008 [cached]
Also featured is Dr. Peri Shamsai, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Risk Advisory Services Group, and faculty member, Michigan State University; she will talk about all the new business models developing in digital media - ad sales is experiencing the most near-term change.Dr. Shamsai will provide you with a better understanding of how companies are managing these changes and provide real world ROI analysis.
CFO Roundtable - Invitation Only Event for senior financial executives from TV, radio and cable sponsored by Cox Communications and Bond & Pecaro - Addressing the group will be Jeff Henley and Dr. Peri Shamsai.
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