ICC names Khanna as new CFO
The International Cricket Council, the sport’s world governing body, has today appointed Ankur Khanna as its new chief financial officer.
Khanna is take up the role at the ICC’s headquarters in Dubai at the end of this month.
He replaces Faisal Hasnain, who resigned from the role in December and was said to be close to the Board of Control of Cricket India, which is an influential member of the ICC.
In January, it was reported that Khanna had resigned as chief financial officer of Air Asia, the low-cost airline chain, a role he had held since April last year.
Khanna appeared before the Indian government’s Enforcement Directorate, which oversees economic law in the country, in December over allegations against Air Asia of fraudulent financial transactions and foreign management control.
Prior to joining Air Asia, he had been regional financial director at Air France, the commercial airline, between 1999 and 2016.
Commenting on Khanna’s appointment, David Richardson, ICC chief executive David Richardson said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Ankur’s pedigree to the ICC. His CV is outstanding, having provided leadership to culturally diverse teams in a number of multi-national roles. He has a proven track-record and will make a positive contribution to our senior team.”
Khanna added: “This is such an exciting opportunity for me both as a professional and as a huge cricket fan. I am looking forward to joining the team in Dubai and bring my experience to benefit the ICC and the rest of the sport around the world.”
Last week, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar submitted his resignation from the council just eight months into his term.
The Indian became the first elected independent chairman last May, but has stepped down, citing "personal reasons."
Manohar was to have served a two-year term as chairman.