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Star taps Dutta chief for 3 markets

Dutta to head Middle East, Africa, Pakistan

HONG KONG — Star, News Corp.’s Hong Kong-based TV and entertainment division, has named Sumantra “Sumo” Dutta country topper for the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan.

To be based in Dubai, Dutta will report to Star chief operating officer Laureen Ong and take up his position on July 1.

A former Star employee at its Radio City unit, Dutta was most recently managing director of News Outdoor India.

“His track record of formulating corporate strategy and developing new revenue streams is unmatched, and we are thrilled to have him lead our operations in these three key markets,” Ong said.

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