Essel Group has appointed Atul Pande as the CEO for Essel Sports. Essel Sports has encouraged various sports initiatives like Indian Cricket League and Mumbai Football Club to promote India in the global sports arena through an all inclusive spirit of free and fair competition. Atul Pande earlier worked with Cholamandalam DBS, a financial services company as a Managing Director.
Apart from looking after the Mumbai Football Club, All Sports Magazine and ICL, he will also take care of all the new initiatives and the broadcasting business, which comprises of Zee Sports and Ten Sports.
Pande will report to Essel Group’s chairman, Subhash Chandra for Essel Sports Business and Punit Goenka, CEO, ZEEL for the broadcasting business.
Himanshu Mody, who headed these divisions in the past, has now been promoted as head – finance and strategy for Essel Group. Peter Hutton, continues to serve as Ten Sports COO.