Jason Webby Joins CNBC International as SVP Sales

London and Singapore, 16 August 2012 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced that Jason Webby will be joining CNBC International as Senior Vice President Sales. This is a newly created role for the international business, which will see Webby overseeing CNBC’s advertising sales operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Webby will report to Satpal Brainch, President & Managing Director, CNBC International and will be based in London.

Webby joins CNBC from The Economist Group, where he has worked since 2005, initially as VP of Advertising for The Economist and Economist.com for the Americas and most recently as SVP, Global Head of Sales for the Economist Intelligence Unit, based in New York. Here he successfully managed all commercial aspects of the EIU’s global business, managing a global team of sales executives across 12 countries and was a member of EIU Global Management Committee. Webby will be relocating to London with his family and is due to start in early September.

Satpal Brainch, President & Managing Director, CNBC International commented, “This is an important role in our international business and I am pleased that Jason will be joining CNBC. He brings with him a wealth of experience in international media sales, which will further strengthen our team and ensure that we continue to offer innovative solutions to our advertising partners wanting to target our influential and affluent global audience.”

Jason Webby added, “I’m thrilled to be joining a brand like CNBC, which is so universally revered in the global business and financial communities. I’m looking forward to leading our international sales operations and helping our clients connect with CNBC’s prestigious audience across all platforms.”

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