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.