Husain Husaini, currently head of news for the BBC Asian Network has been appointed as head of programmes at the station.
This role is an addition to the Asian Network management team and will be focused on delivering the station's editorial strategy and output over the coming years, the BBC said.
Asian Network, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Switch controller Andy Parfitt said: "We are building a very strong leadership team. Husain has an excellent track record of delivery and I am looking forward to building Asian Network's editorial ambitions."
Vijay Sharma, Head of Asian Network, added: "I'm very pleased to the announce the addition of the Head of Programmes role to the Asian Network management team and particularly pleased that this is Husain given his strong background. It is a welcome addition because it means we can further strengthen the editorial support and guidance that we give to our programme teams."
Husain Husaini said of his new role: "It's a real honour to be asked to lead the programme teams.
"I have been working for two-and-a-half years as Head of News at Asian Network, so I know from close experience that the producers and presenters who make our programmes are talented, enthusiastic and capable."