The Economist Group has named Deep Bagchee of CNBC as chief product officer.
In his new role, Bagchee will be overseeing product management for all digital offerings across The Economist Group’s businesses, including The Economist and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
He will also lead the product, analytics and customer experience teams that will provide objective insight into customer and market need.
Bagchee will be joining at the end of this month and will relocate to London.
“As our first chief product officer focused on customer-centric digital experiences, Deep brings with him a proven track record of successful collaboration with content teams and business unit leaders to deliver innovative digital product offerings,” said Lara Boro, CEO of The Economist Group. “Deep’s appointment underscores our commitment to investing in product and technology which will in turn underpin our wider growth ambitions.”
Bagchee joins from CNBC where he most recently was senior vice president of product and technology. Before that, he was vice president of product at CNBC Digital. He was also the managing digital editor and head of digital for CNBC International.
Before joining CNBC, he was a producer for Bloomberg TV in New York.
“Having lived and worked on different continents, I identify with The Economist’s mission as a standard-bearer of high-quality journalism that helps make sense of the world through its analysis. I look forward to joining this incredible team and to instilling a strong product culture and a customer-centric mindset across the Group,” added Bagchee.