BBC World deputy director airtime sales Sunita Rajan was quoted
as saying: 'I am delighted to have two great people join our teams
in Asia at a very exciting period of growth for the channel in this
key region. Both Sarah, with her considerable experience working
for BBC World in London; and Simon with his in-depth knowledge of
the market, will be great assets to grow our airtime sales operation
Simon Page has been appointed as the new account director, North
Asia based in Hong Kong and Sarah Green has been appointed as account
manager, airtime sales based in Singapore.
A press release says that Page will work closely with BBC World
deputy director airtime sales Rajan, as part of the pan-Asian sales
team. His mandate will be to build on BBC World's existing client
base and attract new advertisers and sponsors to the channel. He
will team up with north Asia account manager Pierre Cheung.
Page had earlier worked with the Dow Jones group for a period of
seven years. His responsibilities during that particular stint included
handling advertising sales for the Far Eastern Economic Review and
developing advertising markets such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan and
The release adds that Green has been transferred from BBC World's
London headquarters where she had a three-year stint as senior account
executive. She will seek to apply the skills and experience gained
while working in the London market and on PETV accounts to the Asian
and Australasian markets.
Green, an ex-ad agency executive, will assist Rajan in driving
the channel's international business from Australia and New Zealand.
She will also work with the media buying agency MCn. Green had earlier
worked with Zenith Media in London.