The BBC has appointed former MTV marketer Sanjay Nazerali to the new role of head marketing for its global news division. Nazerali will join the corporation as controller of marketing, communications and audiences for the division in September and report to director of news Richard Sambrook.
He will be responsible for building a single brand platform across the division and will lead teams across marketing, communications and audiences at BBC World Service, BBC World television, BBC Monitoring and its international online news services.
Nazerali joins from marketing consultancy The Depot, which he co-founded in 1998. He worked with clients including Channel 4, FX Channel as well as the BBC World Service.
He was previously senior vice president for marketing at MTV Europe and was also launch director for Viacom-owned channels including VH1 UK and MTV India.