Founder Tim Stokely has stepped down to pursue other endeavours.
By Ashima Sethi
Subscription-based social media platform OnlyFans has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Indian-born Amrapali “Ami” Gan. The decision was made after Founder Tim Stokely announced he would be stepping down from the position after five years in order to pursue new projects. He has said that he trusts Gan to continue growing the company, driving its vision, and maintaining its commitment to empowering creators.
Established in 2016, the site is most famous for its adult content and has a valuation of over $1 billion. The site really rose to fame once the pandemic hit, as a lot of adult content creators and entertainers signed up to the platform to generate extra income over the lockdown period. Earlier year, the site made a controversial announcement that they would be banning all adult content, which was met with harsh criticism and soon taken back.
36-year old Gan will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company effective immediately. Before helming this role she was the company’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, and before that she worked as a VP of Marketing & Publicity with Cannabis Cafe, the United States’ first cannabis restaurant. She has also previously held roles at Lowell Herb Co., Red Bull Media House, and a range of different startups from 2008 to 2016.
Despite working in the world of social media, Gan does not have a big social media presence with her accounts limited to OnlyFans and a few other platforms. Speaking about her promotion to CEO, she said: “I will continue to be dedicated to our community and look forward to creating unparalleled experiences for our creators and fans. I am proud to assume this role. I look forward to continuing to work closely with our creator community to help them maximise control over, and monetise, their content.”