Sayantan Dasgupta, Senior General Manager, Cricinfo, has put in his papers after a four-and-a-half-year stint with the company. He has now joined Web18 as Sales Head of two portals: ibnlive.com and cricketnext.com. His exact designation is not yet known owing to certain restructuring that is currently underway in the company. Web18 is TV18 Group’s Internet arm.
When contacted, Dasgupta said, “The shift is just to increase my profile.” He would be reporting to Rajan Srinivasan, currently National Sales Head, Web18.
Dasgupta has around 12 years of work experience. He started his career with a company called Intercard India Ltd, where he was Manager-General Selling Agent Network for a period of three years. He then moved to a magazine called Indian Auto, where he was handling the sales for six months.
Dasgupta has also worked with the Hindujas as Senior Executive-Ad Sales for a year and then got associated with Hathway Cable and Datacom as Manager-Ad Sales for a year. He then moved to Zee Access Group and handled the same position there too. Dasgupta’s longest stint was, however, with Cricinfo.
Commenting on the challenges ahead in his new role, he said, “I was looking for a new challenge, and feel that it’s an exciting offer to set up both the sites. I am looking forward to make it a success story once again.”
Dasgupta termed his stint with Cricinfo as that of a ‘dream job’. He said, “I have learnt a lot about the online medium, so much so that I have now fallen in love with the online media.”