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Sumanta Datta new MD of Oxford University Press India

Prime News, National and International, Education, Digital Technology, New Delhi, September 21:- Sumanta Datta has been appointed as the new managing director of Oxford University Press India (OUPI) with regional responsibilities including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, the publisher Tuesday (September 21) announced.

He succeeds V Sivaramakrishnan, who led OUPI for the past six years and recently moved on to a new role, outside of the Press.

Datta has led commercial and customer operations across both FMCG and technology-enabled industries for some multinational organisations.

He worked for Coca-Cola for more than 20 years and was associated with Logitech besides advising start-ups.

Datta joins OUP at an interesting time as the organisation accelerates its ongoing transformation to become a digital-first business and enhances its aim to make knowledge and learning more accessible through the power of technology, a statement said.

Speaking on the appointment, Fathima Dada, Managing Director, Education said, “Sumanta arrives at an exciting time for us, we’ve supported teachers and parents across India while remote learning has become so necessary, now we are working closely with them to discover the future of education meeting the ever-changing needs of our customers and communities.”

She also thanked Sivaramakrishnan for his leadership over the last six years, particularly for his strength and support during the pandemic.”

Datta joined his new assignment on Monday (September 20) and the senior management team for OUP India will report directly to him. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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