Times Network has appointed Rasesh Gandhi as the Cluster Sales Head – News (Times Now & ET Now). Prior to joining TIMES Network he was VP (Sales) at BCCL Response where he helmed auto, FMCG and real estate. In his new role, Gandhi will work closely with the leadership in a bid to ensure that the portfolio grows manifolds. The news ad sales team will directly report in to him and he will report to the Chief Sales Officer, Times Network.
Times Network MD & CEO MK Anand said, “His association of almost 2 decades with The Times Group, and specifically Times Response, gives him an extra edge, particularly at a time that Times Network has now established itself as a strong leader bringing top end audiences to advertisers. Rasesh's experience in representing out prime print brands coupled with his tremendous understanding of sales will be crucial in our endeavor to right-price our news brands. It is a pleasure to welcome him on-board.”
Gandhi was a part of the special task force and played an instrumental part during the launch of Zoom TV. In his career he has had short stints Home TV, Radio City 91.1 FM & HCL- Hewlett Packard Ltd.
Commenting on his new role, Gandhi said, “I am very pleased to be an integral part of the television division of India’s largest media house, The Times Group. Having worked with the network for such a large amount of time will definitely be a boon for me in understanding the network goals and driving strategies. I look forward in contributing to my fullest to my new role and having an extremely pleasurable working experience.”