Rani R. Raad has been appointed to the new role of President, CNN International Commercial.
In this role, Raad will continue to be responsible for CNN's commercial functions outside the U.S. In addition, the development of Turner International's programmatic trading strategy will be facilitated under his leadership.
Previously as Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, CNN International, Raad has led the CNN International Commercial group since it was created in 2013 to directly align all of CNN’s international commercial activity into one organisation. This activity spans core business activities such as advertising sales, content sales and partnerships, business development, marketing and research.
Raad previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, CNN International, and prior to that was Senior Vice President and Managing Director for CNN International Ad Sales. He will continue to have responsibility over Turner's Kids and General Entertainment businesses across Turkey and the Middle East.