Hires & Promotions: Jio Studios, Sony Music Entertainment, TCS

Here is a quick look at new hirings, promotions & people movements this week

Sandeep Das joins Jio Studios as VP and Head of Marketing

Sandeep Kumar Das has joined Jio Studios as its Vice President and Head of Marketing. 

Das announced the news through a LinkedIn post. The marketing specialist was previously the Vice President, Marketing at MX Player.

Das is a brand, trade and entertainment marketing expert with over 16 years of experience in organisations like UTV Motion Pictures, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Disney India Studios, Rajkumar Hirani Films, Excel Entertainment and Sony Pictures.

Sony Music Entertainment India appoints Vinit Thakkar as MD

Sony Music Entertainment India (SME) has appointed Vinit Thakkar as Managing Director of the company. 

Thakkar will oversee the company’s operations in one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic music markets in the world, collaborating closely with regional and global teams to strengthen SME India’s strategic partnerships and identify new growth opportunities for its artists. 

Reporting directly to Shridhar Subramaniam, President of Corporate Strategy and Market Development for Asia and the Middle East, Thakkar will assume the Managing Director role from Rajat Kakar, who is scheduled to leave at the end of this month.   

Prior to this, Thakkar held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Universal Music in India and South Asia, after having previously worked in banking and consumer products. Thakkar has played a key role in major label signings with leading artists and is also widely credited for the creation and launch of artist-centred platforms. 

K Krithivasan becomes new CEO designate at TCS

K Krithivasan has been appointed as the new CEO designate at Tata Consultancy Services.

He will take over from Rajesh Gopinathan who has stepped down as CEO and Managing Director.Krithivasan is at present President and Global Head of the company's BFSI Business.

He has been with TCS for over 34 years.