Former BCCI CEO Rahul Johri joins Zee as President – Business, South Asia

Former Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri has joined Zee group. Johri will be responsible for leading the integrated Revenue and Monetization team. Johri was associated with the BCCI as its first CEO for over four years. During his controversial term, he was credited with the improvement in monetization of assets including the IPL and the BCCI Media rights.

Prior to BCCI, Rahul was associated with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific for 15 years where he successfully led the turnaround of the Company, working across all aspects of the value chain, launching multiple new networks, revenue generation, affiliate partnerships, viewership growth, programming, productions, operations, government relations and managing the Sony Affiliate Joint Venture – The One Alliance.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEE) has announced a strategic restructuring of the organization in line with its ‘ZEE 4.0 Strategy’. Subsequent to this restructuring, the Company has realigned its leadership team. Punit Misra will take over as President – Content & International Markets while Amit Goenka will take over as the President – Digital Businesses and Platforms. Tarun Katial who is leading ZEE5 India business will continue to report to Amit Goenka. Shariq Patel will be responsible for the integrated Movies business and Anurag Bedi will continue to drive the Music business. Rahul Johri has been appointed as President – Business, South Asia and will be responsible for leading the integrated Revenue and Monetisation team.

Speaking on these strategic restructuring announcements, Punit Goenka said, “ZEE 4.0 will be an integrated and synergized organization, with a sharp focus on delivering world class entertainment content to our consumers across the world and enhanced value to our partners across the ecosystem. As I had expressed in my Open Letter, our endeavour will be to build a process-oriented structure for the future and our integrated approach is a strong step in this direction. ‘Gusto’ is an extremely important pillar of the new version of the Company and as an ‘Academy of Talent’, ZEE will continue to nurture and build leaders for the Company and the Industry at large. I am delighted to have Rahul Johri join us to lead the Revenue & Monetization team and I am equally glad to have a strong business leadership team comprising of Amit Goenka, Punit Misra, Shariq Patel and Anurag Bedi, leading their respective functions. I am most certain that the collective experience and expertise of the leadership team, will help us immensely in achieving our set goals for the future. I wish the teams all the very best and I look forward to working with them very closely, to realise the vision chalked out for the all new version of ZEE.”