Emmy-winning television producer, Krishnendu Majumdar becomes the new chairman of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). He is the first person of colour to be named as the chairperson of BAFTA in its 73 year-long histories of BAFTA. He will replace Pippa Harris. Harris will now continue as deputy chairperson.
Prior to this, Majumdar served as the chair of the Learning and New Talent Committee (2006-2010), the chair of the Television Committee (2015-2019) and an individual from the leading group of trustees for 9 years. He has been intently working with BAFTA for 14 years.