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Hotstar appoints Sid Taparia as international business head

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MUMBAI: Digital and mobile entertainment platform Hotstar has appointed Sid Taparia to head the company’s international business. In his new position, Taparia will be responsible for building and running Hotstar’s business in international markets.

Taparia has moved to Hotstar from information technology and service company Gelato India, where he served as the country manger for more than a year and a half.

Before joining Gelato India, in 2013, he founded an online platform for pop-culture merchandise company, VoxPop, which he sold to Bioworld Merchandising in 2016.

Taparia is an experienced general manager with a history of working in the consumer, digital and media industries. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has worked with Deutsch bank, McKinsey & Co and The Walt Disney Company.

Taparia holds an MBA in business administration and general management from Harvard Business School.

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