Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday announced the official appointment of Rahul Johri as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Starting from June 1, 2016, Rahul will assume his role as the CEO of BCCI. He will be reporting to the Honoraru Sexretary BCCI and his office will be based in Mumbai.
Announcing the appointment of Johri, BCCI stated on its website, “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.”
Commenting on the appointment, 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.”
Sharing the news along with BCCI, Rahul said the following on his new role, “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.”
Rahul Johri as 20 plus years of experience in the media industry. He has last served with the Discovery Networks for 15 years and was leading South Asia operations for the last 8 years.