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Kiyawat appointed as Star VP ad sales & distribution SE Asia

MUMBAI: Star today announced the appointment of Gautam Kiyawat as vice president ad sales and distribution for Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia. Based out of Singapore, Kiyawat will report to Bruce A Oltchick, EVP ad sales, distribution and marketing of Star.

Kiyawat in his new portfolio will be responsible for Star's advertising sales operations of its channels in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as channel distribution businesses in these markets.

 

 

Prior to Star, Kiyawat was with Philips Consumer Electronics where he was Asia Pacific marketing director and Procter & Gamble Asia, where he had regional and India-based roles.

Commenting on the appointment, Otlchick said, "With a solid background in consumer products on a regional scale, Gautam is ideally qualified for the role. I believe, with his track record and experience, he will significantly contribute to driving Star's businesses in the region while further strengthening our ties with clients and providing even more channels and better service to our affiliate partners."

 

 

Kiyawat said, "I'm excited about joining Star. Its unrelenting focus on providing quality entertainment to viewers has gained it a huge following. I hope to build on that by offering more creative and tailored solutions for our clients and business affiliates to deepen their consumer relationships and expand their businesses."

 

 

Kiyawat holds a master's degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

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