Saturday 25 May 2013
Behrouz Afagh is Head of BBC World Service's Asia Pacific Region.
He is editorially and managerially responsible for the BBC's broadcasts and multimedia services in the Azeri, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Kyrgyz, Nepali, Pashto, Persian, Sinhala, Tamil, Urdu and Uzbek languages.
He was born and brought up in Iran and studied at Tehran University and then at the University of Surrey in Britain. He has lived in Britain since 1978.
Behrouz Afagh joined BBC World Service in 1983. He worked as a producer and then as an editor for BBC Persian. He’s also been an editor for BBC Vietnamese.
He set up the BBC Central Asian Service in 1994 and became Editor of Eurasia Region in 1999.
He was Head of Eurasia Region from March 2003, before becoming Head of the Asia Pacific Region in April 2006.