MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Wednesday (April 20) that Rahul Johri has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Johri was last serving as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific's Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia and had stepped down from the position earlier this year.
Rahul brings with him immense experience and knowledge on board and will be responsible for the smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport.
Speaking to Indiantelevision.com Johri said, “I will occupy office from June 1, 2016 onwards, and will be reporting to the Honorary Secretary BCCI Anurag Thakur.”
Commenting on the appointment, BCCI President, Shashank Manohar, 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, 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, Rahul Johri, said, "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."
Indiantelevision.com first broke the news of Rahul Johri quitting Discovery as APAC EVP & GM - South Asia.