Rajesh Sethi steps down as NBA India head

Rajesh Sethi has stepped down from his position in the National Basketball Association.

Sethi, who had joined the American professional basketball league as the India managing director in September last year, has confirmed the development to SportzFront.

“NBA was a wonderful organisation to work with. But I decided to move on to work on some other plans, which I will reveal at an opportune moment,” said Sethi, who was in charge for NBA’s basketball and business development initiative in India.

NBA Asia MD Scott Levy will also take charge of the India affair till the time Sethi’s replacement is confirmed.

“We are grateful for Rajesh’s contributions to the NBA and wish him all the best,” said Mark Tatum, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer, NBA.

A Harvard Business School alumni, Sethi has been a former Chief Executive Office of Ten Sports, prior to the sports broadcast network’s acquisition by Sony Pictures India Networks Limited.

Prior to NBA, Sethi was with the Essel Group, where he held various leadership roles at SITI Networks, Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Ten Sports. He has also been the chief business transformation officer at SITI since 2017, and CEO of distribution and sports business at Zee.

Besides, he has also served in various leadership positons with GE Group and Tata Motors.

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