BBC has promoted Preet Dhupar as Chief Operating Officer for the India operations of BBC Global News. Prior to this, Dhupar was Director of Finance and Operations.
In addition to her existing remit, Dhupar will take on the 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.
Commenting on this development, Jim Egan, COO, BBC Global News said, “This appointment comes at a crucial time for BBC Global News in India as we build on recent successes and seek to expand on to new and evolving platforms. Preet will bring increased focus to the market, helping to support our ambition of bringing world class international journalism to dynamic and sophisticated Indian audiences.”
A chartered accountant by qualification, Dhupar joined the BBC in 2000 and was instrumental in setting up its operations in India. As Director of Finance and Operations for BBC Global News 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, she was part of the BBC’s global finance team based in London.
Before joining the BBC Dhupar had worked with Becton Dickinson India in a strategy and financial planning role as part of the team that established the company’s business in India. She has also worked for Caltex and KPMG in India.