STAR India appoints Vijay Singh to spearhead strategy and corporate development

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Last updated : February 23, 2007
After two exits by the bigwigs of STAR India, the company has announced the appointment of Vijay Singh as president, strategy and corporate development. He will report to Paul Aiello

STAR India

has made it official that Vijay Singh has been appointed president, strategy and corporate development. He will report to STAR India's acting CEO, Paul Aiello. Singh joins in April this year.

This position, according to the official communiqué, has been newly created. Singh will be involved in business development for STAR India and also in the company's venture businesses. His job profile will include overseeing corporate functions such as strategic planning, human resources, legal and government affairs, MIS and corporate communications.

Vijay Singh

Paul Aiello
Singh was the managing director for developing markets at The Tetley Group, London. There, he played a key role in extending the brand through organic growth, acquisitions and joint ventures. Prior to that, he worked for six years with Sony Music Entertainment as managing director, setting up the company in India.

Singh is overwhelmed at the opportunity of working with STAR and, more importantly, with Paul Aiello. "I am looking forward to applying my experience to STAR's businesses" he states.

An MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Singh has experience with companies such as Walt Disney, where he was the CEO of Walt Disney Consumer Products, India, Unilever India, where he was marketing controller for Brooke Bond, and also with the Tata Administrative Services.

Aiello feels fortunate that Singh accepted STAR India's proposal. He said, "Vijay's business acumen and insights into India and other developing markets make him a veteran executive. His experience will prove immensely valuable for STAR India for its next phase of growth and expansion."

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First Published : February 23, 2007
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