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Gautam Thakar new Star Sports CEO

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MUMBAI: At long last the post left vacant by Nitin Kukreja has been filled. Gautam Thakar has been appointed as the CEO of Star Sports. Thakar replaces Kukreja, who quit the company in March.

Currently working with Washington DC-based investment firm Revolution LLC, Thakar will take up the new role on 15th January.

Thakar started his career as a brand manager with P&G in India, then led baazee.com as a founding management team member to become the No 1 e-commerce company in India. He then spent 10 years in eBay in a variety of leadership roles before leading the turnaround at LivingSocial.

Thakar has an MBA from IIM, Lucknow.

The Star Sports network is home to some of the best sporting properties in India. The upcoming year is especially critical for the network with Star India bagging the rights for the coveted Indian Premier League (IPL).

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