Star India appoints Ajit Thakur to head Star One
Ex-Business Head of Sony Entertainment Television Ajit Thakur has joined Star India to head its Hindi GEC Star One. Thakur, who was given international assignment at Multi Screen Media in March this year, is replacing Nikhil Mirchandani who left Star One in May this year. Ajit Thakur will report into Sanjay Gupta, COO, Star India.
Thakur had joined Sony in July 2009 from Balaji Telefilms where he was CEO of the motion pictures division. Prior to this, he was Chief Operation Officer at UTV Television.
An MBA from IIM Lucknow, Thakur had stints with HUL and Coca-Cola India.
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