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Universal Music India promotes Vinit Thakkar to Senior VP, India

26-May-2017
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Universal Music India promotes Vinit Thakkar to Senior VP, India

Universal Music India on Thursday announced the appointment of Vinit Thakkar as its Senior Vice President. Currently Head of Digital, Licensing and New Business in India, Thakkar’s new position will see him take on a greater role in the operations of Universal Music Group’s Indian and South Asian business across Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Thakkar will be based in Mumbai and will report to Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director and CEO, Universal Music Group South Asia.

The new role will see Thakkar head the iconic label EMI Records India, a sub-label of Universal Music Group in association with leading Bollywood film director Mohit Suri. The label acts as a platform for discovering, nurturing and breaking talent into the world of Bollywood film music.

On this, Sanyal said, “I am thrilled to be promoting an executive of Vinit Thakkar’s stature and ability. His contribution over the last four years on both strategic and operational fronts has been extraordinary.”

Thakkar commented, “I am delighted to be working alongside Devraj, whose vision for our region has no bounds and we look forward to further develop strategies with our brilliant team. India ranks highly amongst the world’s most creative and musically vibrant markets and with UMG’s global support, the coming years will be a thrilling ride.”

Prior to joining UMG, Thakkar was Senior General Manager at Sony Music, handling P&L responsibility across Digital, Licensing and Publishing businesses. He has previously worked with Titan and Citibank within their Sales and Marketing divisions.

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