Jain upped to CFO STAR India


NEW DELHI -- News Corp.'s Asian cable network STAR has promoted Sanjay Jain to chief financial officer of Mumbai-based STAR India, effective immediately, the company announced Thursday.

Jain, who joined STAR India in September 2005 as its deputy chief financial officer, will report to STAR India chief operating officer Uday Shankar.

"Sanjay has proved himself to be a highly skilled and knowledgeable financial executive in the company," STAR India CEO Paul Aiello said. "Sanjay's expertise and leadership will be heavily counted upon as the company continues to expand its services across the country."

Jain's appointment comes on the heels of a series of promotions in the company, including Ajay Vidyasagar to president of content and new media, Himavat Chaudhuri to general counsel and Rishi Gaind to senior vp of human resources.

STAR India also recently appointed Sonali Thakker as executive vp of organizational development and talent management.