Gautam Thapar accepts role to join Asian Tour Board

May 25th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Sentosa, May 25 (IANS) The Asian Tour today announced that India’s Gautam Thapar has accepted to become a Board Member on the Asian Tour.
Thapar, the President of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has been instrumental in the robust growth and consolidation of PGTI since its inception in September, 2006.

One of the most respected figures in India where he is Chairman and CEO of Avantha Group, the country’s foremost diversified corporation, Thapar is a keen supporter of golf and has back numerous tournaments in India.

Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han said: “We are delighted to announce that Gautam Thapar has graciously accepted our invitation to become a Board Member on the Asian Tour.

“Thapar will bring a wealth of knowledge, vision and expertise for the Asian Tour to continue with our mission to develop and promote professional golf at the highest level across the region.

Thapar said he was looking forward to playing a key role on the Asian Tour, which is the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region.

“I am honoured and delighted to accept the invitation to become a Board Member of the Asian Tour,” said Thapar.

“The stature of the professional game across the region and in India has risen tremendously over the past five years due to the Asian Tour. I am looking forward to contributing towards the continued growth and development of the game on the Asian Tour.”

Thapar joins Rick Siemens, Ho Lon Gee and Han as non-playing members of the Asian Tour Board of Directors while the playing members are Lam Chih Bing, Unho Park and Zhang Lian-wei.

The Board establishes the vision and policies of the Asian Tour and directs the strategic development of the organisation.

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