Essel Group has roped in Atul Pande as the chief executive officer of its sports business. Pande will oversee Essel Sports Business -- Mumbai Football Club, All Sports Magazine, ICL, all new initiatives and the broadcasting business, which comprises Zee Sports and Ten Sports.
Pande was previously the managing director of Cholamandalam DBS, a financial services company. In his 20-year tenure, he has worked across sectors such as FMCG, BPO and financial services, in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Godrej, GE Capital and Citicorp Maruti.
In a related development, Himanshu Mody, who headed these businesses for the last few years, has been elevated to the position of head - finance and strategy for Essel Group. He too will report to Subhash Chandra.