Gan is joined by Indian tycoon Akash Ambani and British-Pakistani actress Nida Manzoor
Indian origin Amrapali â€˜Amiâ€™ Gan, CEO of content-sharing website OnlyFans, is one of this year’s “Time 100 Next,â€ honoring 100 rising stars from various fields across the world.
Along with her, Pakistani singer, songwriter, composer, and author Ali Sethi famed for his song â€˜Pasoori,â€™ British-Pakistani actress Nida Manzoor, and Indian tycoon Akash Ambani, chairman of telecom major Jio have also made it to the list.
Ami Gan was appointed to handle the London-based media firm into a billion-dollar business that porn stars, singers, and fitness enthusiasts use to share material with their fans in December of last year.
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â€œOnlyFans hit rough waters in 2021 when it announced, and then walked back, a plan to ban the sexually explicit content the subscription-based social platform was increasingly known for. When Amrapali Gan took over as CEO that winter, she had a decision to make,â€ according to Ganâ€™s profile in Time.
â€œIâ€™m very proud to embrace our adult-Â¬content creators, and also all of our other creators,â€ Gan told the magazine. â€œUnder her leadership, OnlyFans launched a safety and transparency center, and the platformâ€™s popularity has continued to boom,â€ it said.
Gan, a Mumbai native, joined OnlyFans, a rapidly expanding subscription-based content business, as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2020.
Since its founding in 2016, OnlyFans has built a reputation as a platform for hosting adult material. The company gained attention during the pandemic when many adult content producers switched to it as a result of lockdown.
Prior to joining OnlyFans, the 36-year-old communicator earned expertise in the quickly evolving consumer products and services sector.
She was an advisor for the Arcade Agency. Earlier she served as vice president of marketing at Cannabis CafÃ© in the US, where she played a crucial role in rebranding and opening the country’s first cannabis restaurant.
Born in Mumbai, Gan earned an Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles.
She has a BA degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from California State University. Later she joined Harvard Business School for a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Studies.