Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Krishnendu Majumdar appointed BAFTA Chair

Succeeds Pippa Harris in the role

For the first time in its 73 year history, BAFTA has appointed a person of colour as the organisation’s chair.

Krishnendu Majumdar succeeds Pippa Harris in the role, and will serve a three year term.

He co-founded the independent production company Me + You Productions in 2012, alongside Richard Yee. His credits include I Am, Hoff the Record, The Moaning of Life and An Idiot Abroad.

Majumdar has already served a year as deputy chair at BAFTA and has also been chair of the Learning and New Talent Committee (2006-2010), the chair of the Television Committee (2015-2019) and a member of the Board of Trustees for nine years.

Speaking about his appointment, Majumdar said, “It is a tremendous honour to be elected chair of BAFTA and I’m lucky to be following Pippa Harris’ outstanding tenure and I want to pay tribute to the resilient and dynamic leadership that Pippa has shown.

“This year has been a difficult and turbulent time for many in our industry, working with Pippa, BAFTA’s talented and committed staff and membership, I want BAFTA to be at the heart of rebuilding the industry post-Covid. It is vital to ensure that we support people of all backgrounds, races and genders. Diversity and inclusion are crucial for the lifeblood of BAFTA, and we will continue to be a leader for real change across our industry.”