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.
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."