Priyanka Datta & Preeti Sahni join Network18

21 Jul,2016

By A Correspondent

Network18 is on an overdrive to revamp its revenue structure for all TV news brands as also its business magazine Forbes India. After appointing senior industryperson Joy Chakraborthy as President- Revenue for TV18 in May and recently entrusting him with added responsibility as CEO- Forbes India, the group has announced two senior appointments.


With Chakraborthy’s appointment, the group consolidated all TV revenues including that of Forbes India under one head. Chakraborthy has brought with him over twenty years of experience in the media industry and has worked across top companies. To strengthen the sales and revenue division, the group has appointed Priyanka Datta as Executive Vice President to head the English News Cluster (CNBC-TV18, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD & CNN News18) and Network Sales Head for North & South. Also Preeti Sahni has been appointed as Vice President to head Sales for Forbes India and international business for the English news channels of the network.


Joy Chakraborthy

Commenting on these recent appointments, Chakraborthy said, “I am pleased to welcome Priyanka and Preeti to Network18 family. Both Priyanka and Preeti come with right learnings and experience to take on their respective mandates at Network18. Priyanka Datta comes with a well-rounded understanding TV channels, having headed ad sales and brand solutions roles at Zee.  Preeti Sahni comes with specialisation on luxury and international sales, having worked on & headed senior roles with premium media brands in her earlier roles.”


Priyanka Datta joins the Network after a 14-year stint with Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. wherein she headed sales nationally for many channels of the Zee Network as well as their Brand Solutions Cell. Her last assignment with Zee was that of Business Head of Zindagi and the FTA GEC channels.


Prior to joining Network18, Sahni was with BCCL as General Manager handling the Luxury & International businesses. Preeti has a vast professional repertoire in product management and sales, and is skilled in conceptual marketing and business development. Prior to BCCL, she has worked with brands like India Today, HT Media, Oracle and Scholastic. Preeti is Post Graduate in Advance Electronics and has an experience of over 15 years.


Both Datta and Sahni will report to Joy Chakraborthy.


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