Australia-based Carsales has created two commercial director positions, appointing Vanya Mariani (LinkedIn profile) to the role of commercial director for media (sales and consumer solutions) and Davor Vilusic (LinkedIn profile) to commercial director for media (strategy, trading and ad operations).

Carsales Australia MD Ajay Bhatia

Mariani joined Carsales in 2009 as an account executive and has held numerous roles at the company since then. She was most recently the GM of auto OEM and media, a role recently filled by Nicolas Bailly.

Vilusic was previously the group managing director at Audience 360, a third-party data provider for programmatic ad exchanges.

Both appointments are effective immediately with Carsales MD Ajay Bhatia saying Mariani and Vulusic hold complementary skills and experience to make the roles successful.

“This is a really exciting time for our media business and we congratulate Vanya and Davor. They are extremely capable individuals with complementary passions and skills. As a team, they add an enormous amount of value to Carsales media sales channels,” Bhatia said.

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