Campaign India Team
Feb 24, 2016

Discovery’s Rahul Johri resigns

Will continue in advisory role till end-2016; hunt for successor is on

Discovery’s Rahul Johri resigns
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has announced that Rahul Johri, EVP and GM – South Asia, has resigned, effective 24 February 2016. 
He will continue until the end of the year as a ‘senior advisor’ to Arthur Bastings, president and MD, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific.
A network statement added that it has commenced the search for Johri’s replacement. Until then, Bastings will additionally manage the South Asia business.
Bastings said, "We are fortunate and grateful to have had a leader of Rahul's calibre and vision. At the helm, he created an unmatched portfolio that is immensely valued by viewers and trade partners. As we pick up where Rahul left off, India remains one of our most important growth markets. Coupled with its digital transformation and a massive population of millennials hungry for content, we are excited about the opportunities ahead and have aggressive plans to sharpen and enhance Discovery’s product palette to whet the ever-increasing appetite of this demographic.”
Johri said, “I have had the good fortune to work in one of the finest media companies in the world. After 15 years with Discovery, I believe it is time for me to explore new opportunities. I am confident that the current management team under Arthur’s strong leadership will continue to fuel Discovery’s growth in the region.”
Johri has led the South Asia operations for the network for the last eight years. 
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