2019 Women to Watch Honoree
Pooja Midha is President of true[X], the most effective engagement advertising platform for on-demand, interactive media, leading the company’s daily operations and long-term strategy. As President, her mission is to grow true[X]’s roster of advertiser and premium publisher partnerships; expand its industry-leading ad products to create value for consumers, advertisers, and media companies; and further true[X]’s active role as an advocate for high-quality, measurable advertising across platforms
Pooja most recently spent more than five years as senior vice president of digital ad sales and operations for the ABC Television Network, where she oversaw sales, strategy, and revenue operations for all of ABC’s digital properties — the ABC app, abc.com, abcnews.com, GMA on Yahoo, ABC on Hulu, Oscars digital, all ABC dynamically ad-served set top box video on demand, and all social and new media platforms. Pooja previously had worked for ten years at Viacom Media Networks, including serving as senior vice president of digital ad sales for the Music and Entertainment Group.
Pooja currently serves as vice chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Video Board, co-chair of the IAB Long Form Video Committee, and is a member of the IAB CRO Council. Pooja also serves as a member of the Upstream Seller Forum Advisory Board. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She has also completed the National Association of Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Executive Leadership Development Program from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
Pooja currently resides in New York City with her husband, Allan Beaufour.