Following a change in the Airtel management last month, Sanjay Gupta, the former Chief Marketing Officer (Mobility) at Bharti Airtel, will be joining STAR India as COO. This was reported by Campaign India earlier today. Exchange4Media has quotes from an internal email that was sent out by Uday Shankar, who says that Jagdish Kumar, current COO of STAR will move to head the JV between STAR and the Jupiter Group.
MediaNama has confirmed Sanjay Guptas move from sources within STAR. However, when we had contacted Gupta about the same on March 30th, after having confirmed the development from our sources in Airtel, Gupta had denied the development. At present, his phone is switched off.
He had joined Airtel from Hindustan Unilever, and is a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering with a post graduation from IIM Kolkata. Sanjay has more than 18 years of experience in key marketing and sales functions.”
At Airtel, Raghunath Mandava, CEO for the Rajasthan circle, has taken over from Gupta, according to ET.