Longtime CNN International ad sales executive Jonathan Davies has left the company, TVNewser has learned. Davies had been executive VP of CNN International news advertising sales, a role he served in since 2006.
With Davies’ departure CNNI is restructuring its advertising unit. As it announced a few weeks ago, it is creating a new unit, “CNNI Commercial” which will be overseen by Turner executive Rani Raad, who currently oversees Turner’s business in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.
“CNNI Commercial” will be responsible for advertising sales, content sales, business development, international research and marketing activities for the company. The goal is to align all of CNNI’s commercial businesses under one roof.