Resignations rain in Star Sports after Uday Shankar, Thakkar quit

Resignations seems to be raining in Star India. After Star India Chairman Uday Shankar and Star Sports Chief Executive Gautam Thakkar put in their papers, three other vertical heads have tendered their resignations.

Uday Shankar had stepped down as the Star and Disney India Chairman and President and The Walt Disney India Asia Pacific president on last Thursday, while yesterday news appeared around Thakkar’s resignation as the Star Sports top boss.

Now three other Executive Vice President-level people have reportedly put in their papers. According to Exchange4media, Regional Sports Network Business Head Ashok Namboodiri, Marketing Head Rajiv Mathrani and Emerging Sports Head Rupali Fernandes have all resigned from their respective positions.

Marathig had joined Star India as the Chief Marketing Officer in 2018. Ashok Namboodiri has been with the organisation since 2016, while Rupali had started here career with the organisation way back in 1997 as an Ad Sales senior executive.

Meanwhile, Star TV Network Executive Vice President Sanjog Gupta will take the reigns of Star Sports from Thakkar.

Uday will stay with Star India till December 31 and help Chairman of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment Rebecca Campbell to find his successor.

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