Star India has announced the appointment of Gautam Thakar as CEO for Star Sports. Thakar's role is effective January 2018.
He moves back to India after a stint in the US where he was most recently working with Revolution LLC. Thakar replaces Nitin Kukreja who left Star India in March this year.
Sanjay Gupta MD, 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.”
Thakar started his career as a brand manager with P&G in India. He has also worked with eBay and LivingSocial.