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Red Chillies appoints Venky Mysore as CEO

Mysore gets new responsibility in addition to his current role of MD and CEO of KKR

Gaurav Laghate  |  Mumbai 

Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainments has named Venky Mysore as the Chief Executive Officer.

Mysore will take full responsibility for all the operations of the production house, in addition to his current role as CEO and MD of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Mysore comes with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry across several global markets. He has held several leadership positions in the US, Canada and Asia.

He has been the CEO and MD of KKR since October 2010.

Announcing Mysore’s appointment, Khan said, “Venky is a seasoned business professional and I am delighted that he will take over as the CEO of Red Chillies. Red Chillies has established itself as one of the leading production houses and the VFX division is among the best in the business. Venky has done a fantastic job as the CEO of KKR and I am confident that he will be able to lead Red Chillies to a much higher level of performance and professionalism.”

Mysore added, “We have the biggest brand to work with and huge opportunities ahead of us. I look forward to this exciting challenge as we strive hard to build a world class organisation.”

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First Published: Tue, February 19 2013. 11:48 IST