Star-Disney India’s Sanjay Gupta moves to Google as VP, Sales and Operations for India
Sanjay Gupta exits Star & Disney India as Country Head, a role he stepped into on April 02, 2019. Google announced the appointment of Sanjay Gupta as its new Country Manager and Vice President of Sales and Operations for India. Sanjay will contribute to Google’s ongoing efforts to expand the internet ecosystem in the country, driving Internet adoption among consumers and businesses and accelerating innovation. He will take on the role early next year and will be based out of Mumbai working closely with the teams based in Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Gupta has more than 20 years of experience across various aspects of marketing and sales in major consumer industries. He joined Star as Chief Operating Officer in 2009. Before Star, he was Chief Marketing Officer at Bharti Airtel, running marketing, sales and distribution for India's leading mobile services operator. Prior to Airtel, Gupta had worked at Hindustan Unilever for 16 years, where he led the marketing activities for two of the company's largest segments, Oral Care and Home Care.
Commenting on the appointment, Scott Beaumont, President of APAC, Google said “Our ongoing engagement in India is a source of pride for both our Googlers in India but also around the world. Our Indian operation is important and strategic for its own sake but also for the innovation which then feeds breakthroughs elsewhere in Google. We are delighted to have Sanjay join us. We are excited to combine his expertise, experience and leadership with our teams and build further on our existing efforts in this highly dynamic, competitive and exciting digital economy, looking to build a more helpful and inclusive Internet for everyone in India.”
Speaking about his appointment, Sanjay Gupta said “I am delighted to take on the challenge of leading and shaping Google’s charter in India. It is an exciting opportunity to leverage the power of technology to solve some of India’s unique challenges and make Internet an engine of economic growth for people and communities. I am happy to join the passionate teams across Google and look forward to contributing to India’s digital journey as it becomes an innovation hub for the world.”