Hires former Reliance-backed JioSaavn executive to spearhead expansion
Mumbai 1st February 2023: Deltatre, the technology company powering the world’s leading sports and entertainment businesses, including the NFL, MLS, and BritBox, has hired Meetal Shah as its Country Manager for India. The appointment follows shortly after the acquisition of the business by Bain Capital and Nextalia SGR in June 2022.
Deltatre launched its India operation in 2015 and having already worked with the likes of the Hero Indian Super League, Star Sports, and Sony Pictures Networks India, is looking to significantly expand its presence in the region over the next 18 months.
Shah’s role will be instrumental and encompass all aspects of the company’s India operation, including unlocking new commercial relationships across the subcontinent, building Deltatre’s brand in the region, and developing growth strategies to support hiring.
Shah brings over a decade of experience across the technology, sports, media, and entertainment sectors, having previously worked at Indian music streaming service JioSaavn, where she led marketing and growth and built brand partnerships with the likes of the NBA; and the UK Government’s Department for International Trade, where she supported the Premier League’s growth in the Indian market and together launched The Football Movement, an India-focused football business conference.
Shah will report into Deltatre’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Craig Harvey.
Commenting on her appointment,
Meetal Shah, Country Manager, India, at Deltatre, said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining Deltatre following the acquisition last year. As the company embarks on global growth, I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the Indian operation to the next level by bringing together my experience across marketing, brand, and people.
India is an important country in delivering strategic growth for Deltatre. We have already been working with some of the biggest names in Indian sport and I look forward to further scaling our presence and success in the region.”
Craig Harvey, SVP Corporate Strategy at Deltatre, said: “Meetal is a proven leader and has enviable experience in delivering growth strategies for businesses in India, the UK, and the USA, so we’re thrilled to have her on the team. It’s an extremely exciting time for Deltatre as we look to expand in India and Meetal is uniquely positioned to take us into this next phase.”
Deltatre is the global leader in fan-first video experiences. Named in Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’, Deltatre’s market-leading product and services portfolio has helped redefine the way the world consumes sport, media and entertainment by offering specialist innovations in over-the-top streaming, websites and apps, graphics, data, officiating systems, user experience, and product design. Over its 37-year history, the company has grown to employ more than 1,000 staff who are globally distributed across its hubs in 18 key cities.
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