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NBA appoints Essel Group’s executive as the new MD

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has appointed Essel Group’s executive as the association’s new Managing Director.
NBA appoints Essel Group’s executive as the new MD

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that it has appointed Rajesh Sethi as MD of NBA India. He will report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum.

In his new role, Sethi will oversee the league’s basketball and business development initiatives in India and will be supported by the region’s senior leadership team.

"Rajesh’s extensive experience in the media and broadcast industry combined with his leadership and management abilities make him the ideal person to lead our efforts in India," said Tatum. He further shared, “We look forward to working with Rajesh to help take basketball and the NBA to new heights in India at a time when the game has never been more popular across the country."

With more than 20 years of experience in leading and managing global brands, Sethi was with the Essel Group where he held various leadership roles with the group’s entities, including SITI Networks, Zee Entertainment and Ten Sports. Since 2017, he has been the Chief Business Transformation Officer of cable television systems operators SITI Networks.

Sethi has also worked as the CEO and region director for South East Asia of Allianz Global, a specialty insurance provider, and held executive roles with General Electric in India and Tata Motors.

On his appointment, Sehi shares, “I am thrilled to join the NBA at such an exciting time," said Sethi. “The league has done a wonderful job of growing its presence in India, and I look forward to working with all our partners and colleagues here as we explore new ways to increase basketball participation and engagement."

 

 

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