The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday appointed Rahul Johri as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Rahul, who was last serving as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, will take on his new role starting from June 1 and will report to BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, a statement from the Board said. He will be based in the Board’s Mumbai office.
Rahul brings immense experience and knowledge onboard and will be responsible for the smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport.
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 endeavour 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 said, “I am honoured at the opportunity to serve millions of Indian cricket fans. It will be my utmost endeavour to contribute to 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 fulfil this tremendous responsibility.”
With over 20 plus years of experience in the media industry, Rahul was last associated with Discovery Networks for 15 years and for the past eight years was leading South Asia operations.