Quess Corp Limited has announced the appointment of Sanjit Sen as CEO of Quess East Bengal Football Club. The IIM Kolkata alumnus has previously served as the COO of the West Bengal based I-League club.
The move follows the recent partnership agreement between EBFC and Quess to form the new entity, Quess East Bengal FC (QEBFC).
Sanjit will oversee all investments to enhance the player base & training facilities and building QEBFC as the premium football brand in the country. He will also spearhead initiatives aimed at creating new branding opportunities for QEBFC and tap possibilities of increasing its fan base.
Sanjit, who comes with an overall experience of over 25 years, served as the COO of East Bengal Club in his last assignment and played a significant role in the formation of the JV entity, QEBFC. Over the course of his career, Sanjit has worked in diversified industries including financial services, investment broking, FMCG & retail and was associated with reputed firms such as Tata Capital, B.K. Birla Group, BMA, ILFS, Anagram and Alliance Group. He has donned various hats across business leadership, corporate strategy and advisory functions and has had an exemplary track record in each of them.
Sanjit is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds professional certifications in Corporate Finance from IIM Kolkata and CRM from MDI Gurgaon.
Ajit Isaac, Chairman & Managing Director of Quess Corp Ltd said, “Sanjit comes with in-depth understanding of the industry. We have huge trust in his capabilities and working – knowledge of the sports sector. Under his prudent leadership, the team will work towards increasing our participation in various leagues & bringing more laurels to the club & its members. We are delighted to welcome him to Quess and this appointment will contribute to our strategic investment towards development of sports in the country.”
Bengaluru-based staffing and business services provider Quess Corporation acquired a majority 70% stake in the 98-year old football club last month. Under the new corporate structure East Bengal and Quess Corporation will have four directors each. However, the club management will have absolute control over the team operations.