Brijeshwar Singh new CEO of Prasar Bharati
New Delhi, Aug 25: Mr Brijeshwar Singh is the new CEO of Prasar Bharati.
Mr Singh, Director General, All India Radio, assumes the new office as additional charge, succeeding Mr. Navin Kumar, whose term as DG, Doordarshan and acting CEO, Prasar Bharati ended on August 23.
Prasar Bharati does not have a regular CEO since Mr K S Sarma stepped down on June 30 on attaining the age of super annuation. The regular CEO will be appointed by a three member high level committee headed by the Vice President of India.
A 1975 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre, Mr Singh has been heading All India Radio since, February 2004.
Under his stewardship, All India Radio clocked an impressive 70 per cent revenue growth during 2005-06, even keeping intact its focus on public service programming.
AIR earned Rs 270 crore during 2005-06. Mr Singh's keen interest in Classical music enabled AIR to bring out quality CDs under the brand name 'Akashvani Sangeet' deriving rare content from the Archives of All India Radio.
An active participant in broadcasting issues, Brijeshwar Singh is also the Vice President of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, a Prasar Bharati release said here.