Uday Shankar, the & #BANNER1 & # chief executive officer of Media Content and Communications Services (MCCS), has been appointed as the chief operating officer of STAR India. MCCS is a 74:26 percent joint venture between Ananda Bazaar Patrika and STAR Group.
He will report to Paul Aiello, the CEO of STAR Group. Shankar in his role as COO will oversee STAR India's overall operations. Recently, Vijay Singh had been appointed president, strategy and corporate development, at STAR India.
It is also learnt that all the three STAR India senior management personnel, Vijay Singh, Ajay Vidyasagar, executive vice-president, STAR India and Paritosh Joshi, president, advertising, sales and distribution, STAR India, will report to Shankar.
No decision has been made about the appointment of a chief executive officer at the group yet; Paul Aiello is currently the acting CEO of STAR India.
Meanwhile, Shankar is thrilled about his new role at an organisation that has experienced too many storms since the last few months. "The C&S industry is booming at the moment and I am determined to work towards fortifying STAR India's position in the time to come" he states.
Shankar had joined MCCS in February 2004. Prior to that, Shankar was the editor and news director at Aaj Tak. He was instrumental in launching India Today Group's television ventures Aaj Tak and Headlines Today. He also spearheaded the launch of Sahara's news division, Sahara Samay.
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