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Big CBS Networks appoints Yashraj Rao as national sales head for Love and Spark

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | March 09, 2012
As a part of the new mandate, Rao will increase sales and lead the team across the country, expand the client base and build revenues for the channels.

Yashraj Rao

Vishal Rally

Big CBS Networks has roped in Yashraj Rao as national sales head for its English channels - Big CBS Love and Big CBS Spark. Rao will report to Vishal Rally, business head, Big CBS Networks.

As part of the new mandate, Rao's responsibility will be to grow sales, lead the team across the country, grow client base and build revenues for the channels.

Speaking on the appointment, Rally says in an official communiqué, "Yashraj's sound background across the dotcom and insurance sectors, along with his skill sets, combined with his ability to listen to prospects' needs and develop solutions to meet their requirements, are what will work in his favour to lead the team for further growth."

Earlier, Rao was associate vice-president, group sales, HDFC Life.

Rao holds a PGDBM from Birla Institute of Management. He began his career with Monster.com as corporate relationship manager, before moving into the life insurance industry as assistant manager in the corporate sales portfolio at Aviva Life Insurance. From there, he moved to HDFC Life as relationship manager, group sales.

Rao says, "I look forward to working with the dynamic team here and am confident that it will be a long and fruitful journey for both of us."

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