Sundar Raman who recently stepped down from his post as COO at the Indian Premier League, is now all set to head the sports business at Reliance Industries.
In addition to the existing sports properties of RIL, Raman will reportedly be driving newer avenues of growth in this area, and also on the integration with the digital services of Jio.
RIL has interests in various sports such as cricket, football, basketball, tennis, and golf, either on its own or through its joint ventures. In addition, the Reliance Foundation also has several initiatives that encourage various sports.
In 2008, Raman was brought in by former IPL chairman Lalit Modi's to run IPL operations. On his appointment at RIL, Raman says: "Reliance's existing sports properties coupled with its Jio digital services provides newer areas of growth. RIL has a huge aspiration in the sports area. The opportunity to be engaged in integrating the entire sports portfolio and make Sports also an integral and important element in RIL's growth will be an exciting journey."