BBC Global appoints Preet Dhupar as COO, India

Ms Preet DhuparBBC today 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 BBC.com/news.

In addition to her existing remit 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.

A chartered accountant by qualification, 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.

While supporting growth opportunities in the market, her core role has been to provide financial, commercial and regulatory expertise to the business.

Prior to this, Dhupar was part of the BBC's global finance team based in London.