Thakar will report to Star India, managing director, Sanjay Gupta.
Nine months after Nitin Kukreja’s resignation as Star Sports chief executive officer, Star India has roped in Gautam Thakar to head the sports business. Thakar will join the network as CEO, Star Sports and will report to Sanjay Gupta, managing director Star India. He will commence his new role on January 15, 2018.
Thakar is currently working with Washington DC based investment firm Revolution Ventures. He has over 20 years of experience across various industries. He started his career with P&G as brand manager and then moved on to eBay India as country manager. After close to a decade of association with the ecommerce platform Thakar moved to NextGen Ventures in 2017 as ventures partner.