Liliane Landor will be the Director of the BBC World Service and oversee BBC Monitoring and BBC Media Action. While Liliane joins the BBC from Channel 4 News – where she has been Head of Foreign News, responsible for award-winning high-quality and high-impact journalism – a major part of her journalistic career was built at the BBC where she began at the French Service. She went on to manage, present, and edit key areas of the BBC World Service including Africa and the Middle East, before becoming Controller of Languages where she was editorially responsible for all non-English language services on radio, TV and online. Liliane also founded the BBC’s staff network, Global Women in News, which remains high-profile and active. Born in Lebanon of an Arab father and a Cuban mother and educated in France and Switzerland, Liliane speaks five languages.