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Mohammed Akhlaq appointed ITN CTO

Will take up new role on 1st October

ITN has announced the appointment of Mohammed Akhlaq as the broadcaster’s new chief technology officer. He will join the broadcaster on 1st October.

Akhlaq takes over from Bevan Gibson who is leaving ITN after six years with the company.

He joins ITN from TRT, where he has held senior strategic technology roles since 2016, latterly as a consultant and previously as director of technical operations. He has also worked for the BBC, NTL, and Al Jazeera.

As ITN’s CTO, he will be tasked with leading the technical strategy for the company, guiding the management and development of broadcast operations, technology infrastructure, media management and workflows.

Speaking of his new role, Akhlaq said, “I’m really excited to be joining ITN at such a pivotal time. Bevan and the team have done a phenomenal job, not least in how they’ve found solutions to the unique challenges presented by the global pandemic, and I’m looking forward to working with what is clearly a very talented and dedicated team.”