London FremantleMedia has appointed Sangeeta Desai to the combined role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of FremantleMedia, effective immediately.

In her new role, Desai will be responsible for the management of FremantleMedia’s operations in its corporate centre including financial performance, legal and business affairs, IT, purchasing and procurement, and property. Desai will be based in London, reporting directly to the CEO of FremantleMedia, Cecile Frot-Coutaz,  and will sit on the company’s Board of Directors.