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Discovery’s Rahul Johri joins BCCI as CEO

Johri who was last serving as Discovery Networks’ Asia Pacific Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, will take on his new role from June 1, 2016

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 20, 2016

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) today announced the appointment of Rahul Johri as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Johri who was last serving as Discovery Networks’ Asia Pacific Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, will take on his new role from June 1, 2016, reporting to the Secretary of BCCI. He will be based in BCCI’s Mumbai office.

Johri 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 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 its functioning more robust. This endeavour is another initiative of the board aimed in the same direction and is one more milestone towards strengthening the professional working of BCCI.”

Commenting on his appointment, Johri 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 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, Johri was associated with Discovery Networks for 15 years. For the past eight years he was leading South Asia operations of Discovery.

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