Barua stepping up at Discovery Asia

5:00 AM PST 08/22/2007 by Nyay Bhushan, AP

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NEW DELHI -- Discovery Asia on Tuesday announced the promotion of Saurindra Kumar Barua to regional CFO and vp of Discovery Asia and India.

New Delhi-based Barua, who was previously vp finance for Discovery India, will shortly relocate to the network's Singapore headquarters where he will oversee financial management and budgeting activities in Asia and India.

Barua will continue to report to Discovery Networks India managing director Deepak Shourie and will additionally report to Discovery Asia managing director Tom Keaveny.

"Raj's longstanding commitment to Discovery India, along with his expertise and knowledge of our businesses in India and Asia, makes him the ideal choice to partake this new consolidated role," Shourie said.

At Discovery India, Barua also was involved with distribution activities such as Discovery's OneAlliance distribution joint venture with Sony Entertainment Television.
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