MUMBAI: Board of Control for Cricket in India – BCCI today appointed Rahul Johri as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Rahul Johri, was last serving as Discovery Networks – Asia Pacific’s Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia. He will take on his new role starting from 1st of June.
The creation of the post of the CEO was a change recommended by the three-member Lodha panel in its report in January this year. The panel had stressed the need for the BCCI to separate its governance and management duties, with the CEO taking charge of the management side.
Commenting on the appointment, BCCI President Shashank Manohar, said, Mr. Johri’s vision, guidance and support will contribute towards the successful working of the BCCI. Meanwhile, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur also said, Mr. Johri’s appointment would help strengthen the working of the board.