Hires & Promotions: MPL, Dangal Games

A quick look at new hirings this week in the gaming space

OLX Autos Appoints Gautam Thakar As Global CEO

Previously, Thakar was CEO of Star Sports in India which was acquired by the Walt Disney Company

Change Of Guard At Volvo Car India: Jyoti Malhotra New MD

Jyoti Malhotra joined the company in August 2016 and will be the first Indian to head the company in India.

Mohit Joshi Elevated To CEO, Havas Media Group

Havas Group India has announced the elevation of Mohit Joshi to Chief Executive Officer of Havas Media Group with immediate effect.

Viacom18 Appoints Rajesh Iyer To Lead Charge Of Colors Bangla, Colors Odia, Colors Tamil And Colors Gujarati

Rajesh Iyer joined Network18 in March 2019 and has worked closely with the leadership team therein, to spearhead new initiatives.

Pee Safe And Raho Safe Appoint Bhutanese Actor And Influencer Tandin Bidha As Their Regional Brand Ambassador

With this association, Pee Safe and Raho Safe aim to diversify into other markets alongside raising awareness on the importance of personal hygiene and sanitation.

Gautam Thakar Steps Down As President & CEO Of Star Sports-The Walt Disney Company

Sanjog Gupta, Executive Vice President of Star TV Network, will be heading the sports division now

Uday Shankar To Step Down As President, Walt Disney Company (APAC), Star & Disney India

Shankar will remain with Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer & International Segment through end of 2020 to help identify his successor and ensure smooth transition

Byju Tops On Recall In IPL Ads; Dhoni & Virat Most Recalled Celebrities

Byju’s was the most spontaneously recalled brand on the IPL last weekend; its celebrity endorser Shahrukh Khan though trailed behind other celebrities who were more visible, hence more recalled. Dream 11 was at No. 2 with multiple endorsers.

Chandramouli Venkatesan Passes Away

Fondly known as Mouli, he was known for his leadership across the industries, including Pidilite, Cadbury (now Mondelēz), Onida and Asian Paints. He authored highly acclaimed books titled ‘Catalyst’ and ‘Get Better at Getting Better’