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BBC Global News appoints Preet Dhupar as COO for India

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | February 07, 2013
Having brought together its TV and online interests globally, BBC has created this role in India to focus on its English language news interests.

BBC Global News, the company which comprises of BBC's commercial news operations, BBC World News and online property BBC.com/news, has appointed Preet Dhupar as chief operating officer for its Indian operations. Dhupar was director of finance and operations for BBC Global News and BBC Worldwide in India. She joined BBC in 2000 and was instrumental in setting up its operations in India.

Preet Dhupar

Having brought together its TV and online interests globally, BBC has created this role in India in order to ensure an integrated and consistent focus on its English language news interests during a period of rapid change and growth in the Indian media sector.

In her new role, Dhupar will take responsibility to determine BBC's commercial priorities and targets for news across India and monitor performance against them in terms of advertising revenues, content distribution and overall audience growth.

Before joining BBC, Dhupar worked with Becton Dickinson as part of the team that established the company's business in India. Earlier, she had also worked for Caltex and KPMG in India.

Jim Egan, COO, BBC Global News, says, "This appointment comes at a crucial time for BBC Global News in India as we build on recent successes and seek to expand onto new and evolving platforms. Preet will bring increased focus to the market and help to support our ambition of bringing world class international journalism to dynamic and sophisticated Indian audiences."

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