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ESPN-STAR Sports announces key senior management appointments

27-July-2006
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ESPN-STAR Sports announces key senior management appointments

ESPN Software India Pvt Ltd has made some key senior management appointments. The company has named Vijay Rajput as COO, Sricharan Iyengar has been made Vice-President and Business Head of the Consumer Business Group and emerging technologies, while Rajesh Kaul has been made Vice-President, Affiliate Sales.

Rajput had joined ESPN as Director Finance in 1997. In his new role, Rajput will be 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.

Iyengar, who has been associated with ESPN since 2000, was earlier overseeing the Marketing and Distribution functions of ESPN and STAR Sports across South Asia. In the new set of affairs, Iyengar’s role has now expanded, wherein he will not only continue to handle consumer marketing and direct-to-consumer services of DTH/Broadband and IPTV, but will also lead the company’s thrust into the emerging technologies of mobile, wireless and the Internet.

Kaul, too, has had a long association of 10 years with ESPN and has served in various capacities with increasing responsibility in Affiliate Sales. His most recent assignment with the organization was that of Associate Vice-President, Affiliate Sales.

R C Venkateish, Managing Director, ESPN Software India, said, “These senior management appointments will help us focus our efforts on key growth areas, both for the present and the future, and position us to effectively evolve our organisation to maximise new opportunities.”

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