Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed Rahul Johri as its first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Johri will start his tenure from June 1.
“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 stated in a media release.
Johri previously held the position of Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for south Asia. After spending 15 years with the Discovery network, Johri finally decided to part ways with them to take the responsibility of BCCI’s CEO.
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.“
Rahul Johri sounded very excited on the prospect of serving the cricket community in India.
He 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.”