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BCCI CEO Johri among top 10 Sports Business Executive of Year

Johri was also credited with anchoring IPL title sponsorship rights for $340 mn

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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CEO Rahul Johri has been named among the top-10 Business Executives of 2017 for anchoring a billion dollar deal for the world's richest cricket body at a time when the going was tough.

According to a poll conducted by noted portal, Johri was placed fourth, primarily for getting richer by USD 2.55 billion after Star bagged the global media rights for Indian League.

Johri was also credited with anchoring title sponsorship rights for USD 340 million.

The other Indian in the list is Ipsita Dasgupta (President, Strategy & incubation, Star India), who was placed at No. 2 for her role in growth of popularity of Pro League.

The top spot went to Ioris Francini, Co-President WWE- IMG, who was conferred with 'SportBusiness Executive of The Year' award for "being the undisputed driving force behind the storming year for IMG".

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 12:40 IST