Network18 has announced the appointment of Mukul Gupta and Tauquir Zaidi as National Sales Heads for ETV News HSM (Hindi Speaking Markets) channels and ETV News Language channels, respectively as part of its plan to strengthen and re-organize its revenue function. The media conglomerate had earlier announced elevations as part of its attempt to create a robust team with deserving talent base.
Commenting on these appointments, Joy Chakraborthy, President – Revenue, TV18 and CEO, Forbes India said, “We are very happy that Tauquir and Mukul have joined ETV News Network. I welcome them. They bring vast and varied experience of media sales, which will strengthen an already great team.”
Prior to joining Network18, Gupta was Head Sales – Special Initiatives at Zee News’ regional bouquet of channels. He was earlier head of corporate sales at ETV News. He has considerable experience having worked with brands such as MAA TV, Sahara Samay, Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika, Hindustan Times as well, to name a few. Zaidi was formerly the National Sales Head with Prasar Bharati - Doordarshan channels, Region Head with Times Now, NDTV Media and has spent more than 6 years with STAR India.
Both Gupta and Zaidi will report to Sudip Roy, EVP and National Revenue Head, ETV News Network, Network18, who in turn reports to Joy.