- Most recently the company’s chief marketing and communications officer, she replaces Tim Stokely, who founded and built the London-based media company used by porn stars, musicians and fitness aficionados.
Indian American Amrapali “Ami” Gan has been appointed chief executive officer of content-sharing platform OnlyFans. She replaces Tim Stokely, “who founded and built the London-based media company into a billion-dollar enterprise used by porn stars, musicians and fitness aficionados to share content with their most ardent admirers,” the company said in a press release.
Gan, most recently the chief marketing and communications officer for OnlyFans, will now “assume the day-to-day leadership” of the company from Stokely, who is leaving to “pursue new endeavors,” the company said. Stokely will remain on as an adviser to assist with the leadership transition.
The Mumbai-born Gan has spent most of her life in California, where she currently lives. She will reportedly operate from the company’s offices in Los Angeles.
“I am proud to assume this role. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our creator community to help them maximize control over, and monetize their content,” Gan said in a statement. “I will be leading an exceptionally talented team at OnlyFans that is delivering a unique experience for our creators and fans. By blending state-of-the-art technology with creative capital, we are committed to being the safest social media platform in the world.”
Bloomberg reports that Gan “must now chart a course for the future of a company that has millions of users and creators but has wrestled with its reputation as a purveyor of pornography and sex work.”
She told the news outlet that “the closely held company will increase its investment in its free streaming app, OFTV, and introduce new tools for creators.” She added that the company’s “priority is to continue being committed to being the safest social media platform in the world.”
Prior to joining OnlyFans in 2020, she was for a year the vice president of Marketing & Publicity with Cannabis Cafe, the first cannabis restaurant in the U.S. She also worked as the director of communications at Lowell Herb Co. Before that, she worked with Red Bull Media House as its brand activation and communications manager. Before that, she worked in marketing roles at several startups.
Gan earned her Associate of Arts degree in Merchandise Marketing from FIDM, following which she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in PR and Organizational Communications from California State University. She attained her Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School Online.
Gan has little online presence on social media platforms, and no mentions in media reports prior to the recent appointment. She does have her own OnlyFans account, where she shares moments from her personal and professional life with her fanbase.
(Top photo, Courtesy Ami Gan, Instagram)