News Corp chief commercial officer Sharb Farjami departs after just six months in role

News Corp Australia chief commercial officer, Sharb Farjami, has quit after just six months in the role to “pursue a new career direction”.

sharb farjamiNews Corp Australasia chairman, Michael Miller, said in a statement he was “disappointed” but respected Farjami’s decision, who leaves after two-and-a-half years with the company.

He became chief commercial officer in February after two years as director of national sales.

“I would like to thank him for the contribution he has made to our business and for the leadership he has shown and I am pleased Sharb has committed to help us deliver our optimal sales structure for the future,” Miller said in a statement.

“The media and marketing worlds continue to fragment and become more complex and it is this dynamic that is driving the need to develop the structure and services that best meet our clients’ needs.

“Sharb leaves News with my best wishes for the future.”

Prior to joining News Corp, Farjami spent three years at Mindshare, just over a year as chief commercial officer.

News Corp said Farjami has overseen “significant changes in News Corp’s approach to sales”, including the integration of network sales and NewsLifeMedia sales teams.

“It has been a privilege to have been involved with News at such a challenging and exciting time,” Farjami said. “I am proud of my team’s achievements and I thank them and the News management team for their professionalism and friendship.”


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