At 39, Ami Gan, aka Amrapali Gan has already reached the heights of business leadership as the former CEO of OnlyF. Her trailblazing marketing career spans work for PepsiCo, Red Bull, cannabis startups, and propelling OnlyFans to surpass $10B for creators. Now, the TIME100 Next honoree is embarking on new ventures.
Amrapali Gan “OF” venture, Joining to Becoming CEO and Moving On
Amrapali Gan, known as Ami, has been with OnlyF for several years before becoming CEO. She first joined the company in September 2020 as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
In December 2021, Gan was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of OnlyF, replacing founder Tim Stokely. Stokely announced he was stepping down to “pursue new endeavors” and said Gan had a “deep passion” for the company.
In an Instagram post, Stokely wrote: “I’m passing the baton on to a colleague and a friend, who has the vision and drive to help the organization reach tremendous potential.”
Gan said she was “proud to assume this role” and looked forward to “continuing to work closely with our creator community.” She stated the firm offered a “unique experience” for creators and fans and was committed to being “the safest social media platform.”
In July 2023, after around two and a half years leading OnlyF, Gan announced she was leaving her CEO role. She will be succeeded by chief strategy and operations officer Keily Blair.
In a tweet, Gan wrote: “Spending nearly 3 years at OnlyF while it echoed throughout the cultural zeitgeist, has been beyond rewarding.”
She added that she is moving on to pursue new opportunities, including launching a fresh venture called Hoxton Projects.
Gan’s Tenure as CEO
During Gan’s time as CEO, OnlyF reached a milestone of paying out over $10 billion to creators. The company was also named one of TIME’s most influential companies in 2021.
Gan has over 15 years of marketing and communications experience. Before OnlyF, she held roles at companies like PepsiCo, Red Bull, and Quest Nutrition.
She joined OnlyF in 2020 following a stint as vice president of marketing and publicity at Lowell Herb Co., a cannabis company.
Early Life and Education of Amrapali Gan
Amrapali Gan was born in July 1983 in Mumbai, India. As of 2023, she is 39 years old.
Gan obtained her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Organizational Communication from California State University, Los Angeles.
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After working for several years, Gan furthered her education online through Harvard Business School. She graduated from their certificate program in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Gan is currently a Single
As a high-powered CEO, Amrapali Gan has kept her romantic life very private. She is not known to be married or have a long-term partner.
Based on the lack of any relationship-related reports, it appears Gan is currently single. There have been no rumors linking her with a significant other.
Those close to Gan indicate she is currently focused squarely on advancing her career. As a trailblazing female CEO, she devotes most of her time to professional endeavors.
Inspiring career of Amrapali Gan
She began her career in 2007 in PepsiCo’s Marketing Leadership Program, receiving premier training at a Fortune 500 corporation. Gan then transitioned into public relations, serving as an Account Executive at the prestigious PR firm Phyllis Klein & Associates from 2008-2010.
Gan gained experience at global companies seeing rapid expansion, including several tech unicorns.
In the following years, Gan took on progressively senior marketing roles at companies experiencing hypergrowth, including Quest Nutrition, StyleSaint, My Fashion Database, and Red Bull Media House. During her tenure as Head of Brand Communications at Quest from 2014-2016, the company was named #2 on Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest-growing U.S. firms.
Gan leveraged her marketing leadership and cultural prowess to help propel startups in emerging spaces, most notably cannabis. As Vice President of Marketing and publicity for Cannabis Cafe and Director of Communications at Lowell Herb Co. in 2019-2020, she spearheaded marketing efforts for key players in the burgeoning cannabis industry.
Gan joined OnlyF as Chief Marketing Officer in 2020 during a period of exponential growth for the company. She was soon promoted to Chief Executive Officer in December 2021 and led the company to achieve a landmark $10 billion in creator earnings.
After departing OnlyF in 2023, Gan founded Hoxton Projects, a marketing consulting firm. She has been widely recognized for her innovative marketing leadership and success in growing brands, being named to prestigious lists including TIME100 Next, FT 1000, and GQ Heroes.