Gurjeev Singh Kappor to head Star India International
Rebecca Hawkes
| 06 May 2014
Gurjeev Singh Kappor, the former chief operations officer of Indian TV distributor MediaPro, is to head up Star India's international business.

It follows the news in April that MediaPro, the joint venture between Indian broadcasting giants Star and Zee, is to be disbanded.

"The international business has huge growth potential which has not yet been fully tapped and we believe Gurjeev will add tremendous value to the organisation and will build on the foundations that have been put in place and take the international business to new heights," said Sanjay Gupta, chief operating officer, Star India.

"Gurjeev shares our values and our focus on the business and he has proved to be an extraordinary leader throughout his stint with Star and its ventures," he added.

Working from London, Singh will handle distribution, syndication, advertising sales and new content development in the US, South Africa, Europe, and Asia.

"I am looking forward to be back into Star's fold and delighted with the opportunity to expand our global footprint. Star is uniquely placed to drive aggressive growth in the international markets based on its great content advantage," he said.