Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced the appointment of Rahul Johri as its chief executive officer (CEO).
Rahul Johri, who was serving as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia, will take on his new job on June 1, reporting to the BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and will be based at the board’s headquarters in Mumbai.
“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,” said a BCCI release.
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.”
“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,” Thakur said in the release.
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.”