Nitin Kalra is the Director for SAARC Region at AI Licensing India, a company part of the Hong Kong based Animation International Limited. Under his leadership the company manages the licensing & merchandising business for several popular global brands such as Doraemon, Shin Chan, Archie Comics, Garfield, Cut the Rope, Hallmark Design Collection, Hallmark Babies, Albert Einstein, Withit Studios besides others. The company also has a strong trading, corporate sales and wholesale cash-n-carry business. Under his leadership, the company has also expanded operations in the neighboring countries of Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh and even markets like Turkey and Dubai.
As a Licensing Professional, Kalra has been involved with several initiatives to spread awareness of the industry through Licensing International Merchandising Association (LIMA) and otherwise. He has spoken at the prestigious Asian Licensing Conference in Hong Kong and has also been invited by several platforms such as License India, Animation Society of India, Food Forum India, MET College, St. Paul's College and more for lecturing on Licensing and Related Opportunities. He has also written several articles on the industry, prominent one being in the “Total Licensing” magazine, which is a global magazine for the Licensing Industry.