WWE(R) Opens Mumbai Office
LONDON, May 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — WWE(R) (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has appointed Rukn Kizilbash to be General Manager, WWE India to spearhead the company’s expansion across all lines of business, including consumer products and home entertainment, in India. Kizilbash will report into Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of WWE International. To support these efforts, WWE will open a new office in Mumbai, India on June 1. This furthers WWE’s commitment to expanding internationally, with a focus on emerging economies.
Kizilbash brings a wealth of experience to his new position at WWE. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Percept. Prior to his tenure at Percept, Rukn served as General Manager of Ten Sports, after being promoted from Vice President, Advertising Sales. He has also held positions at IMG, and ESPN Star Sports.
“WWE is committed to growing our business to ensure that our international fans have the access they want to our products and our programs,” said Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President, WWE International. “With the hiring of Rukn Kizilbash and the opening of the office in Mumbai, WWE expects to increase the revenue generated from India across all platforms, and bring our audience even more WWE excitement and products that they have desired.”
Currently, WWE programming is available in 75 million television households across India on Ten Sports. Ten Sports is also one of the company’s highest revenue generating television partners.
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