Star Sports names Gautam Thakar as new Chief Executive Officer
By Shantanu Srivastav | January 3, 2018
21st Century Fox-owned Indian sports network Star Sports has appointed Gautam Thakar as its Chief Executive Officer.
Gautam brings over 20 years’ operating and leadership experience, having most recently held a key position at LivingSocial. He also spent ten years at eBay in a range of leadership roles, including country manager for eBay India and global marketing leader for eBay’s international markets.
Earlier in his career Gautum helped develop baazee.com into a major e-commerce company and was also a brand manager with P&G in India.
Sanjay Gupta, managing director Star India, said: “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.”