The BCCI has appointed Rahul Johri  as CEO with effect from June 1, 2016. Johri was previously Discovery Networks Asia Pacific's Executive Vice-President and General Manager for South Asia, and will now report to the BCCI secretary, a release said on Wednesday.
 

 

"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," the release added.


"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," Johri said in a statement.


BCCI president Shashank Manohar said he was pleased with the move.

"We 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," Manohar said.