Campaign India Team
Dec 22, 2014

Sumantra Dutta quits Star

Moves on from the network after 20 years

Sumantra Dutta quits Star
After spending 20 years with Star Network, Sumantra Dutta, country head - Middle East, Pakistan and Africa, has quit the organisation.
 
Uday Shankar, CEO - Star India, said, "Sumantra has had a long and fruitful career marked by strong performance across diverse portfolios at Star. His leadership has helped Star establish itself as a leading network in the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa. Sumantra has always demonstrated sound judgement and a willingness to take on risk in everything he did, and has contributed significantly to Star's success."
 
Dutta commented, "I have spent most of my professional life so far at Star, and it has been  a truly enriching and fulfilling experience. I am grateful to Uday and the great team at Star for the belief, passion and support, and I wish them all the very best. I shall always remain a brand ambassador of this great network."
 
Dutta joined Star India as Ad Sales manager in Kolkata in 1994. In 1999, he headed ad sales and marketing in Mumbai and was appointed EVP in 2000. In 2001, he was COO - Radio City and went on to become CEO in 2003. In October 2008, he moved into the role of country manager - Middle East, Pakistan and Africa for Star.
 
Prior to joining Star India, Dutta had worked with Nestle,Times of India and Mudra.
Source:
Campaign India

Follow us

Top news, insights and analysis every weekday

Sign up for Campaign Bulletins

Related Articles

Just Published

Premium
Dentsu Impact gets digital mandate for HT Media's radio business
Premium
58 minutes ago

Dentsu Impact gets digital mandate for HT Media's ...

Dentsu Impact that already handles the mainline creative work, looks at ensuring a stronger consolidation of the offline and online platforms

Premium
M&A activity in marketing sector grows by 16 percent in 2019
Premium
3 hours ago

M&A activity in marketing sector grows by 16 ...

Dentsu leads the pack in the first nine months of 2019. The big six holding companies acquired fewer than half the number of agencies they bought last year.

Premium
Anjali Lama, Dutee Chand, Mary Kom and Sara Ali Khan complete 'propah' transformation with Puma
Premium
7 hours ago

Anjali Lama, Dutee Chand, Mary Kom and Sara Ali ...

Watch the film conceptualised by Digitas India here

Premium
Interpublic Q3 revenues edge up 1.4 per cent
Premium
8 hours ago

Interpublic Q3 revenues edge up 1.4 per cent

Media, healthcare marketing, PR and sports and entertainment offerings led growth.