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- Amrapali Gan is the Indian-born CEO of adult subscription platform OnlyFans.
- The 37-year-old had stints at Red Bull, Loewell Herb, and Cannabis Cafe before taking the top job at OnlyFans.
- Gan sees OnlyFans as a social media platform for everyone, not just sex workers.
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Amrapali Gan is the CEO of OnlyFans, the online subscription platform known for hosting adult content.
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Before taking over the role of CEO at OnlyFans, he had only been with the company for two years. She was the chief marketing and communications officer at the time.
The founder of the company, TimStokely, left the company in December 2021. The decision to ban sexually explicit material was reversed several weeks after it was made. Just a few months after the reversal, he left.
He was a surprise choice as CEO, having only been at the company for a short time. Her relatability makes her different from other tech CEOs.
Business leaders who went to Ivy League schools are not easy to reach. In an interview with Time in July 2022, Gan said he was the opposite.
He did not reply to the request for comment.
Gan is one of the dozens of Indian-born CEOs helming tech companies.
On the second day of the Web Summit in Lisbon, the CEO of Only Fans spoke about "Who we are and where we are going". The photo was taken by Horacio Villalobos/Corbis.
He was the only child in Virginia when he was born.
She lived in Los Angeles before moving to Miami. She graduated from California State University with a degree in public relations.
He received a certificate in entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School.
SF friends, I'll be in town for #TCDisrupt next week. @TechCrunch pic.twitter.com/MK6qUanARF— Ami Gan (@AmrapaliGan) October 11, 2022
He was the vice president of marketing and publicity at Cannabis Cafe. Prior to her career, she worked at Red Bull,LowellHerb, andQuest Nutrition.
It was an unknown woman who came in to run one of the biggest tech businesses.
She said her aggressiveness makes her a good fit for the top job.
She told Time that she's someone with a non-traditional background but also someone with a strong point of view.
Gan has an active OnlyFans page, where she posts her favorite artists on Spotify and snippets from her daily life.
Enjoyed sharing the stage with @OnlyFans CFO Lee Taylor at @money2020 announcing a milestone of hitting $10 Billion in Creator payouts since launching in 2016! pic.twitter.com/bMxdWNKINe— Ami Gan (@AmrapaliGan) October 24, 2022
There is a page on the internet called Amrapali Gan's Only Fans. Only fans.
There are posts about her rescue dog, her interviews at conferences, and what she likes to do. She said in a post on January 1 that she likes running, climbing, and practicing yoga. She posted a video showing her rock climbing.
She uses her account to connect with other users of the platform.
She opened her own page so people could send her a message.
"I use the account to see what the community is doing, follow creators, and most importantly, be able to connect directly with them and send them messages," she said.
A picture of Amrapali's page on social media.
According to Fortune, she wants OnlyFans to be known for more than just its adult content. OnlyFans currently earns almost $1 billion in annual revenue, but they want to expand the platform as the gig economy continues to grow.
"People want to have jobs and do things that they're passionate about, whether that's cooking, or cooking naked, which is a real account you can follow," he said.
She said that someone's biggest fans will make that extra effort to subscribe.