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Changes at STAR: COO Jagdish Kumar quits; New Mrktg Director hired

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Changes at STAR: COO Jagdish Kumar quits; New Mrktg Director hired

After a stint of almost 16 years, STAR India’s COO Jagdish Kumar is moving on from the organisation. STAR officials were not available for comments on the development but highly placed sources have informed exchange4media that Kumar has put in his papers at the company.

Kumar was STAR India’s COO for South operations. It is understood that STAR would not be replacing the position. Details on destination next for Kumar were not available at the time of filing the report.

In another development, the company has appointed Gayatri Yadav as Marketing Director. Yadav joined office on April 15, 2011 and is working with STAR India COO Sanjay Gupta.

Anupam Vasudev, who was so far heading the marketing function, would now be working with Gupta on Special Projects for STAR India.

Kumar joined STAR in 1995 as the company’s CFO, and has held a number of titles, including Senior VP, Finance, at the company’s HQ in Hong Kong since 2004 and VP, Digital Platform Group, in Mumbai from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining STAR, Kumar spent eight years with ITC in a number of roles including Financial Controller (International Business- Aqua Group), Chennai. He had moved back to India in 2007 and to his role in STAR’s south ops in 2009.

Prior to this, Yadav was the Marketing Head of General Mills, where she worked on 1996 to June 2010.

Kranti Gada joined the family business at Shemaroo in 2006 after a successful stint of over two years in marketing at Pepsi Co. She has been associated with the company for 12 years.

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