Krishan Arora is an experienced broadcast television executive. He began his television career at the BBC, working as assistant producer and director on a variety of documentary and magazine programmes. He was one of the first programmers at Arte in Strasbourg when the channel launched in 1992.
Returning to London after three years in France, he became Producer and Head of Development for Antelope, a well-established documentary production company. There he produced films for all British broadcasters, mostly co-productions on international subjects including the award-winning feature documentary Srebrenica – A Cry from the Grave. After a year developing and producing through his own company Electrify, he rejoined the BBC in 2001 as commissioning executive in Factual, commissioning Science, History and Arts programmes for all BBC channels. In 2005 he was named the BBC’s Independents Executive, responsible for the BBC’s strategic relationship with the independent television production sector across all genres – factual, drama, comedy, entertainment.
In mid-2011, he returned to the world of production and consulting, working with companies in Europe and South East Asia.