Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has brought on board Vijay K Rajput as Advisor, Commercial Operations. Rajput, who took charge from July 6, 2014, will be working out of Discovery’s Gurgaon office.
Confirming the appointment, a note from Discovery stated, “Vijay K Rajput has been appointed by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (South Asia) as Advisor - Commercial Operations. Vijay is a Chartered Accountant with over 29 years of multi-functional experience, of which 17 years has been in the media industry. A strategic leader with proven track record, we look forward to benefit from his extensive expertise.”
Prior joining to Discovery, Rajput was with ESPN Software India (now Star Sports) as COO. He had joined ESPN as Director, Finance in 1997. In July 2006, he was elevated to the new role of COO, wherein he was responsible for handling the Finance, Administration, HR and Legal divisions at ESPN, in addition to playing a pivotal role in the strategic management of the company.