Rahul Johri takes charge as BCCI's first ever CEO

In January 2016, Lodha committee had recommended the appointment of CEO.

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2016, 17:51 PM IST
Rahul Johri takes charge as BCCI's first ever CEO

New Delhi: The first ever CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul Johri, took charge of the position at the board's headquarters in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Welcoming Johri on board, BCCI extended its warm wishes.

"BCCI extends a warm welcome to CEO Mr. Rahul Johri who takes charge from today," BCCI wrote on its twitter handle.

Johri, who previously served as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia, will be responsible for “smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management and building robust strategies for promoting of sport.”

With more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, Johri was is widely respected in the broadcasting industry for converting Discovery to a 11-channel bouquet.

In January 2016, the Supreme court nominated Lodha committee had recommended the appointment of CEO.

Johri will report to the BCCI secretary.