21 April 2016 Current Affairs: Rahul Johri has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Mr. Johri will report to the BCCI secretary and shall be given freedom to work independently in BCCI’s set-up that was traditionally controlled by honorary office-bearers. In his new role he will be responsible for the smooth functioning of operations, stakeholder management of BCCI and building robust strategies for further promoting the sport of cricket. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Johri had served as Discovery Networks Asia Pacific’s executive vice-president and general manager for South Asia. He has two decades of rich experience in the media industry.
The appointment of CEO of BCCI was based on the lines of key recommendations of the three-member Justice RM Lodha Committee. The committee was appointed by the Supreme Court to suggest administrative reforms in Indian cricket i.e. by bring reform in BCCI, an apex governing body for cricket in India. It had recommended creation of the post of the CEO in order to separate BCCI’s governance and management duties with the CEO taking charge of the management side.
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