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BBC Global News appoints COO for India

The BBC has announced the appointment of Ms Preet Dhupar as Chief Operating Officer for the Indian operations of BBC Global News Ltd, the company which comprises the BBC’s commercial news operations, BBC World News and, reports.

Having brought together its TV and online interests globally, the 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 addition to her existing role, Ms Dhupar will take responsibility for determining the BBC’s commercial priorities and targets for news across India and for monitoring performance against them in terms of advertising revenues, content distribution and overall audience growth.

Ms Dhupar joined the BBC in 2000 and was instrumental in setting up operations in India. Most recently the Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Global News Ltd and BBC Worldwide in India, she has been responsible for providing operational leadership and management of the BBC’s commercial businesses in India and Singapore.