Star appoints Dutta as country head Middle East, Africa, Pakistan

Mumbai: Star has appointed Sumantra Dutta (Sumo) as Country Head, Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. In this newly created position, Dutta will be responsible for spearheading Star’s business in these three markets. Based in Dubai, Sumo will report to Star chief operating officer Laureen Ong and will officially take up his new post on 1 July.

Commenting on the appointment, Ong said, "Sumo has been in the news corporation family for nearly 14 years, and at every level of his career, has proven himself a top performer. We are thrilled to have him lead our operations in these three key markets."

"I am excited to rejoin Star and lead the company’s operations in the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa," said Dutta. "We have a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and extend the Star brand across these three markets, and I look forward to working with the team to ensure we reach our full potential."