Sunil Manocha, a sports industry veteran with over 20 years
of experience across sales, business development, television
production, rights distribution and sponsor servicing, has
taken charge as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nimbus Sport.
replaces Yannick Colaco completing a smooth leadership transition
at Nimbus Sport. Colaco has joined NBA as its India Managing
started his career with Nimbus and has worked on over two
dozen major international sports projects over the last two
decades, in a variety of management roles. These include the
Cricket World Cups 1992 and 2003; the ICC Champions Trophies
of 2000, 2002 and 2004, the Asian Games 1998, Hero Indian
Open Golf 2012.
also headed the advertising revenue function at Nimbus associate
company Neo Sports with distinction through 2006-2008 before
a brief stint away as an entrepreneur. He returned to Nimbus
Sport in 2012 to continue his long running relationship with
of Manocha's appointment to the new role, Nimbus Communications
chairman Harish Thawani said, "It is with pride, affection
and respect that I welcome Sunil to his new role. The little
master has in the past proved his tremendous capabilities
in all areas of our operations. As much a man of relationships,
as he is of strategic thinking and attention to detail, his
love for sports, passion to excel and excellent interpersonal
skills make him the ideal person to grow the business further."
his new role, Manocha said, "With established expertise
across all verticals of the sports value chain-from origination
to intermediation to delivery, Nimbus Sport is fully equipped
for growth in an exciting new era for sports business in India
and Asia. It's been a journey of great learning and excitement
with Nimbus so far, and in this new role, I look forward to
working with the team in leading the organisation to new heights."
Sport is the full service sports marketing division of Nimbus
Communications, specializing in television rights distribution
and management, television production, sponsor services, event
management, new media content and on-air advertising sales.