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CNBC in Asia Pacific Appoints Junji Sumitani as Vice President, Advertising Sales

Singapore, 16 March 2010-- CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, in Asia Pacific today announced the appointment of Junji Sumitani as Vice President, Advertising Sales. Based in Singapore, Sumitani will report to Satpal Brainch, President and Managing Director of CNBC Asia Pacific. 

In this capacity, Sumitani will be responsible for all advertising sales from the Asia Pacific region. He will oversee CNBC’s regional advertising sales and sales support teams and will also be responsible for developing strategies to provide custom made integrated solutions to clients. He joins CNBC after 14 years with CNN International.

Sumitani is a seasoned advertising sales professional who is well respected among advertisers, advertising agencies and governments across Southeast Asia as a broadcasting, media strategic thought leader. He brings with him a reputation for creating strong sales teams and developing strategic winning sales proposals.

“I’m looking forward to having Junji on board as part of our Executive team,” said Satpal Brainch, President and Managing Director, CNBC Asia Pacific. “Given his vast experience and impressive track record, I’m confident that CNBC will continue to develop creative advertising solutions for our clients both regionally and globally.” 

Previously, Sumitani oversaw advertising sales for CNN International and its interactive contents in Southeast Asia and managed the advertising sales representatives in the region.  He first joined CNN International's sales operations division in 1995 and during his tenure there was based in Atlanta, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He pioneered new and groundbreaking multi-platform initiatives with blue-chip international corporations that have been recognized at Cannes and the Singapore Media Awards.

Sumitani has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hobart College in Geneva, New York.

About CNBC Asia Pacific
CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, provides fast, accurate, actionable and unbiased business news and analysis to over 370 millions households worldwide.

CNBC Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to speak to viewers from across the region. Headquartered in Singapore, the network provides nine hours of live Asia-produced programming, which is complemented with coverage of live market action from Europe and the US. CNBC Asia Pacific's channels, which include CNBC Asia, CNBC-TV18 (India), CNBC Pakistan, Nikkei-CNBC (Japan) and SBS-CNBC (South Korea) are available in more than 21 countries across the Asia Pacific region. CNBC also has a strategic alliance with Shanghai Media Group, which wholly owns a subsidiary, China Business Network. The channels are distributed via satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcast networks, as well as broadband. CNBC content is also distributed on the 3G telecommunication platforms throughout various markets.

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