Partha S Banerjee has recently joined Sportskeeda as chief operating officer (COO), bringing with him a wealth of experience across product management, partnerships, and business development.
Banerjee, who started his career as project manager for HolidayIQ, joined the ESPN Group in 2006. He spent the next eight years pioneering several initiatives and projects across the spectrum of sports, signing off his tenure as associate director of product partnerships and business development.
His next stint was as country lead for India at a trivia-based social platform called QuizUp, where he worked on partnerships with some of the leading names in the Indian entertainment industry.
As chief operating officer, Banerjee is expected to build on Sportskeeda's existing foundation and streamline the activities of the company. He will work towards the further growth of Sportskeeda's brand value, audience, and revenues by strengthening the current offerings and also by introducing various new and innovative media properties.
"I am thrilled to join the Sportskeeda team at such an exciting time during the company's growth and expansion process," Banerjee says in a press release. "The young team, together with thousands of content contributors spread across the globe, runs a unique sports-based democracy on a robust platform; I can't wait to sink my teeth into Sportskeeda's variety of product and content offerings," he further adds.
Speaking about the appointment, Porush Jain, chief executive officer, Sportskeeda, says in a press release, "(Partha) Banerjee has done some excellent work at ESPN and QuizUp, and we are super-excited to see the direction in which he takes Sportskeeda. He knows sports, content, and social media like the back of his hand, and I have no doubt that with his expertise and guidance, we will soon accomplish our mission statement of becoming the one-stop destination for sports in India."