Gautam Thakar to join Star Sports as CEO

28 Dec,2017

By A Correspondent

 

Star India has announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as CEO for Star Sports. He will join to helm the sports broadcast business for Star in January. The hunt for someone to helm the network’s sports business has been on for over six months, ever since former CEO Nitin Kukreja left the company in March 2017.

 

Said Star India MD Sanjay Gupta:“We are happy to welcome Gautam into the Star India family to lead our next paradigm in sports broadcasting. He brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and proven strategic capabilities. We at Star have always set ourselves a bold growth agenda and we are confident that Gautam will contribute in taking the multi-sports culture that Star has pioneered in India, to the next level.”

 

Thakar brings over 20 years of deep operating and leadership experience. He started his career as a brand manager with P&G in India, then led baazee.com as a founding management team member.

 

He spent a decaseat eBay in a variety of leadership roles (Country Manager for eBay India, global marketing leader for eBay’s International markets as well as leader of eBay’s multi-billion dollar cross border business, CEO of shopping.com (an eBay acquisition) and general manager responsible for building a multi hundred million dollar adtech business) before leading LivingSocial (acquired by Groupon).

 

 

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