Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) has promoted Rahul Johri to the role of executive vice-president and general manager, South Asia and head of revenue, pan-regional ad sales and Southeast Asia.
Arjan Hoekstra, president and managing director, DNAP, says, "During his time at Discovery, Rahul Johri has built a very successful Indian business for us, and recently expanded his role to include revenue leadership for the Southeast Asia business and pan-regional sales efforts. This promotion recognises his continuing leadership and contributions to Discovery."
Johri joined Discovery in June, 2001 in the ad sales division in New Delhi.
Since then, he has been promoted several times till his previous role as senior vice-president and general manager of South Asia and head of revenue, pan-regional ad sales and Southeast Asia, where he spearheaded the operations and overall growth strategy of DNAP's portfolio in those markets.
He was also responsible for revenue generation, portfolio expansion, affiliate partnerships, viewership, content creation and talent management. He pioneered Discovery's localisation drive in India and launched multiple language feeds across different brands. Most recently, Johri oversaw the successful launch of Discovery Kids in India.
Johri is a board director and vice-president of Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF). In January 2013, Johri was honoured as 'CEO of the Year' at the Broadcasting Industry Awards, for his outstanding contribution to the Indian television industry.
Johri holds an MBA in Marketing as well as a degree in Chemistry, and is an alumnus of Sherwood College, Nainital.First Published : April 14, 2014