WWE(R) Opens Mumbai Office
LONDON, May 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- WWE(R) (NYSE:WWE) announced today it has appointed Rukn Kizilbash to be General Manager, WWE India to spearhead the company's expansion across all lines of business, including consumer products and home entertainment, in India. Kizilbash will report into Dominic Hayes, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of WWE International. To support these efforts, WWE will open a new office in Mumbai, India on June 1. This furthers WWE's commitment to expanding internationally, with a focus on emerging economies.
Kizilbash brings a wealth of experience to his new position at WWE. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Percept. Prior to his tenure at Percept, Rukn served as General Manager of Ten Sports, after being promoted from Vice President, Advertising Sales. He has also held positions at IMG, and ESPN Star Sports.
"WWE is committed to growing our business to ensure that our international fans have the access they want to our products and our programs," said Andrew Whitaker, Executive Vice President, WWE International. "With the hiring of Rukn Kizilbash and the opening of the office in Mumbai, WWE expects to increase the revenue generated from India across all platforms, and bring our audience even more WWE excitement and products that they have desired."
Currently, WWE programming is available in 75 million television households across India on Ten Sports. Ten Sports is also one of the company's highest revenue generating television partners.
Official Announcement On TNA Tour Being Postponed, Another Issue Besides Safety?
Final Points For The TNA World Title Series, Second Round Matches For Next Week
WWE NXT Superstar Arrested For DUI This Past Summer, Video Of Breath Test Refusal
Eva Marie Says She's Earned Everything, Interesting Samoa Joe Note, Bayley Struggles To Her Feet
ROH TV Recap (11/25): Jay Lethal Vs. Roderick Strong TV Title Match, Moose And Elgin Team Up, More
TNA Impact Wrestling Results: Final 16, Lashley Vs. Aries, Kurt Angle Interview, More
Why TNA Is Postponing Tour Of India, Logistical Issues Due To Flying Abroad, Upset Wrestlers
** SPOILERS ** WWE SmackDown Results For This Week
WWE RAW Viewership Drops Under 3 Million
Backstage WWE WrestleMania 32 Notes On Sting, Triple H And John Cena Vs. The Undertaker
WWE Hall Of Famer Says He's Close To Becoming A Former Fan Of WWE
WWE Releases Brad Maddox Due To Promo At WWE TV Tapings