BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as CEO
Published - Apr 20, 2016 11:29 am | Updated - Apr 20, 2016 11:29 am
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed media professional Rahul Johri as its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Johri will take up his new role from June 1 and according to the BCCI, will be responsible for “smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport.”
Prior to this, Rahul Johri worked as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia. He worked for the Discovery Networks for 15 years and was leading South Asia operations for the last 8 years. He has over 20 years of experience in media industry. The creation of the CEO post was one of the recommendations in the Lodha Panel report that was made by the Lodha Panel in their list of reforms to be made by the BCCI earlier this year.
BCCI President, Mr. Shashank Manohar, was absolutely delighted at having an experienced member as the CEO. He said, “We are pleased to have Rahul with us and are sure his vast experience and knowledge will benefit the board. His vision, guidance and support will contribute towards the successful working of the BCCI.”
BCCI Secretary, Mr. Anurag Thakur said, “We welcome Rahul aboard and wish him luck for his new role at BCCI. In the past one year, BCCI has undertaken various initiatives aimed towards transforming the working of BCCI in order to make the functioning more robust. This endeavor is another initiative of the board aimed in the same direction and will mark as one more milestone towards strengthening the professional working of the BCCI.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rahul Johri, quoted “I am honored at the opportunity to serve millions of Indian cricket fans. It will be my utmost endeavor to contribute to the Indian cricket. I am thankful to the President and Honorary Secretary of the BCCI for bestowing such faith in me. I look forward to everyone’s support to fulfill this tremendous responsibility.”
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