NEW YORK – The Associated Press today named Daisy Veerasingham executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Veerasingham will have responsibility for all AP departments. This includes the company’s news, business and technology operations, all of which will report jointly to her and President and CEO Gary Pruitt.
Veerasingham, who has been chief revenue officer since 2019, will continue to lead the company’s revenue division and serve on the AP Management Committee. She will continue to report to Pruitt.
“Daisy is an extraordinary leader, and her innovative and strategic vision has helped AP achieve financial strength,” Pruitt said. “Her remarkable performance as a revenue leader and her commitment to AP’s news values make her the ideal choice for COO. I look forward to working even more closely with her in this important new role.”
Since being named chief revenue officer, Veerasingham has led a division that comprises AP’s sales, product, marketing and customer operations worldwide.
“AP’s mission to advance the power of facts through its journalism is critically important,” Veerasingham said. “I am thrilled to work together with Gary and our excellent leadership teams across the company to ensure that AP continues to deliver for our members and customers around the world.”
Veerasingham joined AP in 2004 as sales director for AP Television News in London and was promoted to senior vice president for international revenue in 2010. In that role, she led all international content licensing, AP Global Media Services and AP’s video business, including the news agency’s multichannel live video service.
Prior to joining AP, she was group sales and marketing director at LexisNexis and also held sales and marketing roles at the Financial Times.
Based in London, Veerasingham will relocate to AP’s headquarters in New York.