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CNN presents Women in Media Breakfast

Join us for a series of thought provoking discussions around the key issues that make diversity in the media industry a collective priority

Tuesday 7 May | 08:00 - 09:30

CNN Invites you to Attend the Inaugural Women in Media Breakfast at Video Exchange Asia 2019


You are invited to join Sunita Rajan, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales, CNN for a Keynote Fireside Chat and a series of roundtable discussions around how organisations and individuals can work together to create better opportunities for women in the media industry.

Open to all delegates of Video Exchange Asia, please register your interest and we will be in contact to confirm your attendance. 

Join us for:

  • 08:00 Keynote Fireside Chat with Sunita Rajan, CNN
  • 08.30 Three hosted roundtables
  • 09:00 Panel discussion with table hosts, moderated by CNN's, Rachelle Peterson, Global Director, Commercial Distribution
  • 09.30 Start of Video Exchange Asia

Choose from three hosted roundtable discussions

Building bridges for future generations of women in the media industry

Hosted by Kimmy Suraphongchai, Country Manager, Iflix Thailand

Breaking through the glass ceiling: pushing boundaries to success

Hosted by Vanita Kohli Khandekar, Journalist and Author, Business Standard, India

Building the boardroom with a seat at the table

Hosted by Karen Cheah, Contributing News Editor and Journalist, Mediacorp, Singapore

Fireside Chat with Sunita Rajan Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales, CNN


Sunita Rajan is the Senior Vice President Advertising Sales for CNN International across the Asia Pacific region. She oversees an extensive client portfolio and leads teams based across Asia Pacific.

Rajan is a key member of CNN International Commercial’s leadership team which guides the brand’s international commercial strategy. Her remit is to continue building CNN’s business growth trajectory in Asia Pacific. She is responsible for setting the business strategy to drive advertising revenue for CNN’s global portfolio of multi-platform products among Asia Pacific based advertisers. With an emphasis on bespoke integrated advertiser solutions across the full range of CNN’s linear and non-linear properties, she is responsible for managing strategic relationships and brand partnerships.


Rajan is a media industry veteran with a career spanning over 25 years. She joined CNN in 2015 as Vice President and head of Advertising Sales for CNN International APAC. Prior to joining CNN, she held the role of Executive Vice President Advertising Sales Asia at BBC Worldwide and during her illustrious career she has worked for media brands such as Star Television, News Television (India). Fluent in English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil, she holds a BA from St Xavier’s College Mumbai, a Master in Economics from Mumbai University and a Diploma in Business Management from Xavier Institute of Communications Mumbai.

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