Mumbai-born Amrapali Gan Becomes OnlyFans’ New CEO
After becoming a massive hit across the pandemic, subscription-based adult content platform OnlyFans has made a major announcement. After Tim Stokely’s five-year tenure as CEO, he stepped down for Indian-origin communications expert Amrapali Gan to take point.
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“Ami has a deep passion for OnlyFans’ business and I’m passing the baton to a friend and colleague who has the vision and drive to help the organisation reach its tremendous potential,” said Stokely, the company’s founder, who will continue to serve as an advisor.
“OnlyFans is still a new company and Ami brings a fresh energy and reflects who we are as a business,” he added.
Who is Amrapali Gan?
Gan, who is now 36, has spent a year as OnlyFans’ Chief Marketing and Communications Officer – helping the platform grow into the massive paid content powerhouse it is today.
She was born in Mumbai, but spent the vast majority of her life in California, graduating from California State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Organisational Communications. Prior to this, she completed an Associate of Arts in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Gan, who often goes by ‘Ami’, started her career back in 2007 at PepsiCo – owned by fellow NRI female businesswoman, Indra Nooyi. After completing a Market Leadership Program there, she went on to work with Red Bull Media House.
She also has a fair bit of experience working with major cannabis industry players – joining the American wave of marijuana companies sprouting during the last decade. These include California-based cannabis brand, Lowell Herb, and the first-ever American cannabis restaurant – Cannabis Café.
“I am proud to assume this role,” she shared. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with our creator community to help them maximise control over, and monetise, their content.”
OnlyFans has been massively successful in democratising adult content across the web – allowing people to curate, sell, and host content, while directly receiving funds from their titular ‘fans’. In an industry that rarely provides agency to its performers, the website has helped thousands of people monetize their pornographic content.
OnlyFans has 180 million registered users and over two million creators worldwide. It has paid out over $5 billion to its content creators since it first started trading five years ago.
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