More About Sumanto Bhattacharya
His last corporate assignment was with the Mumbai headquartered renewable energy firm Avaada Energy Pvt Ltd after a sabbatical. He utilised the time in traveling, writing and founding an events company. Prior to this, he set up and led the PR function at Bizongo, India's largest B2B packaging start-up with offices in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gurugram. His foray into corporate communications was with the UB Group where he worked across its companies Kingfisher Airlines, United Spirits Limited (currently part of Diageo’s portfolio), United Breweries Limited (Heineken’s Indian partner) and sports properties Royal Challengers Bangalore and erstwhile Force India Formula One team (rebranded as Aston Martin F1). He started his career as a sports journalist at India’s second largest news agency United News of India in New Delhi before moving to the tabloid MiD-Day in Mumbai. He also worked at news broadcast company Times Now. He has reported and wrote on various sports including F1, football, tennis, golf, and cricket.