Singapore – Paul Dempsey, incoming President, Global Markets has named Joyce Yeung as Executive Vice-President, Asia. Yeung will be responsible for running all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses in the region. She is responsible for the P&L, business development and delivering revenue and profit growth across all businesses in Asia which will include channels, TV sales, consumer products and production.

The appointment, which officially starts on April 2, follows the reorganisation of BBC Worldwide to further increase its focus on international markets, enabling it to capture future growth opportunities around the world. The reorganisation will see the business reconfigured from divisional to geographic lines of management. As a result, BBC Worldwide’s existing structure, primarily based around five global divisions, will cease to exist. Instead, P&L ownership and primary commercial accountability will move closer to its customers.