Rajesh leads the Sports and Distribution verticals for SPN. He is responsible for invigorating the sports business at SPN and the acquisition of marquee sports properties for the network. Under his leadership, the SPN distribution business has been expanding rapidly. Rajesh joined SPN in 2008. He began his career with ICI Paints and thereon moved on to Modi Entertainment Network. He joined ESPN Star Sports in 1997 and sharpened his leadership skills at the organization for over 11 years. Rajesh played a vital role in creating the success story of ESPN Star Sports, heading their distribution and marketing nationally, and was credited with the successful launch of Star Cricket. An alumnus of LIT Nagpur University, Rajesh has a degree in Chemical Engineering. He enjoys travelling and diving into the historical perspectives of global cultures in his free time.