INX Media has made two senior appointments in its sales team. Rahul Shaw has come on board as Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, for INX News. He would be responsible for driving the revenue function of NewsX and the other upcoming channels of INX News. Pawan Jailkhani has been appointed Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales, for INX Media. He will drive the revenue function for Hindi GEC 9X.
Shaw moves from NDTV Imagine, where he was Senior Vice President, Ad Sales. He will be based in Delhi and will be reporting to Vynsley Fernandes, COO, INX News.
Commenting on Shaw’s appointment, Fernandes said, “Rahul has a wide experience of handling advertising sales across several genres in print and television. He has proven expertise of driving revenue growth in start ups as well as building and leading strong sales teams. We are delighted to have him on board.”
Shaw said, “I am delighted to come on board and look forward to a fruitful future with INX News. I am also seriously convinced about the clarity and vision that they exhibit in their business plans and its execution, which makes this opportunity that much more exciting.”
Shaw began his career with BCCL, specialising in concept selling in the print media. He moved to Turner International, where he handled HBO, Cartoon Network and CNN channels. Thereafter, he joined SET India to manage revenue for their English language channels. He later moved to STAR India, where he held various leadership roles in the sales function. In his last assignment at NDTV Imagine, Shaw was responsible for heading the frontline sales for all the channels under the umbrella of Imagine.
Meanwhile, Jailkhani will be based in Mumbai and will be reporting to Probal Gaanguly, Group Director, Revenue Management, Advertising Sales and New Media, INX Media.
Commenting on Jailkhani’s appointment, Gaanguly said, “I welcome Pawan to the INX Advalue Team. It has been an exciting experience since the channel’s launch eight months ago, and 9X has clearly managed to create an enviable position in the highly competitive GEC genre. We are ready to take the big leap towards becoming the leader, and Pawan would be driving the team towards that goal with his in-depth understanding and aggressive attitude. I am confident that Pawan will add tremendous value to the team. I wish him the very best.”
Jailkhani has 15 years’ experience in television ad sales. He had spent more than 12 years with the Zee Group, during which time he gained extensive experience as the channel went through various phases.