Manu Sawhney became the fifth Chief Executive of the ICC on 1 April 2019 succeeding David Richardson who had held the role since June 2012. Mr Sawhney will lead the ICC, delivering the global growth strategy for the game in partnership with Members and driving the future commercial direction of the sport.
Mr Sawhney is the former CEO of Singapore Sports Hub and Managing Director of ESPN Star Sports with 22 years of commercial experience in both sport and broadcasting in senior leadership roles.
He was with ESPN Star Sports for seventeen years and during his tenure as Managing Director was responsible for scaling the business and doubling annual revenues whilst delivering an innovative content and digital growth strategy and building strong partnerships with stakeholders across 24 countries in Asia. Additionally, he led the global broadcast partnership deal with the ICC that ran from 2007-2015.
He is also a non-executive director and member of the Audit Committee of Manchester United Ltd.
He is married to Rachna and has a son, Arjun and a daughter, Gaurika.