BBC Worldwide's BBC Global Channels business has appointment Nachiket Pantvaidya as General Manager, South Asia. Reporting to Christine Leo-McKerrow, SVP Global Channels Asia-Pacific, Pantvaidya begins in his new role on July 11, 2007.
Pantvaidya will be responsible for leading BBC Global Channels team in the region and managing the growth strategy for BBC-branded channels. While managing BBC’s existing businesses and channels, Pantvaidya will also help drive further awareness of the BBC channel brands.
Commenting on his appointment, Leo-McKerrow said, “There is enormous opportunity for BBC Global Channels in India right now and we are delighted to have Nachiket’s unique strengths to build a deep business and to ensure our channels really resonate with our audience.”
Of his new role, Pantvaidya said, “I am delighted to be a part of BBC Worldwide's growing channels business. While building on the foundation that the BBC team in India has already laid down, I am really excited by the opportunity to bring the full complement of BBC channels and quality content to Indian viewers.”
Prior to this appointment, Pantvaidya has spent three years as Executive Director, Programming and Production, for India’s Disney Channels, where he managed the localisation of the Disney brands.