BCCI appoints Rahul Johri as first ever CEO

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Rahul Johri as its first ever chief executive officer (CEO) today.Johri was last working as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia. He will take on his new role starting June 1 and he will report to Anurag Thakur, the BCCI Secretary and will be based at Mumbai office.”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 president Shashank Manohar 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,” Thakur said.Meanwhile, Johri sounded excited and said he would serve the BCCI to the best of his abilities.”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.”With over 20 years of experience in the media industry, he was last associated with Discovery Networks for 15 years and for the past eight years was leading South Asia operations.advertisementlast_img read more