Venky Mysore is an Indian-born American businessman. He holds the position of CEO at Red Chillies Entertainment and is the CEO and Managing Director of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), an Indian Premier League (IPL) team.
Venky Mysore was born on 30 December in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. His zodiac sign is Capricorn. He spent his childhood in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling in Chennai. He has done an economics major with statistics and maths. The Telegraph He did a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance at the University of Madras. DNA
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Veena. The couple has three children, two daughters named Priyanka and Malavika and a son named Aneesh.
Venky held the position of chairman of the Bangalore chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce from 2002 to 2003. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, with a background in North America and in establishing operations in Asia. He worked with MetLife for over 21 years, leaving the company as the managing director of PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited in 2010. Until 2 January 2007, he worked as the country head of India Division and vice president of Sun Life Financial Asia at Sun Life Financial Inc. He held positions as a non-executive and non-independent director of Gujarat Sidhee Cement Ltd, a director at Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited, independent non-executive director at Oberoi Realty Limited, and director of Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited. In 2010, he joined Shah Rukh Khan‘s IPL team, KKR. He played a key role in the Kolkata Knight Riders acquiring the Caribbean Premier League team Trinbago Knight Riders (formerly Trinidad and Tobago Red Steels).
Note: it excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents.
- When he was studying at the University of Madras, he played cricket at the district level and won the South Zone Championship. He has played cricket with (Krishnamachari) Srikkanth, W.V. Raman, and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.
- In 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) Shreyas Iyer alleged that Venky Mysore, the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders, was getting involved in choosing the team, and many ex-players criticized him for interfering in cricket-related decisions. Later, Shreyas Iyer clarified that there was a misunderstanding. When he mentioned the CEO’s name, it was to highlight the positive role of consoling players who were not selected, acknowledging the emotional challenge they faced. The Quint
- In 2023, KKR made Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc the most expensive player in IPL history by acquiring him for a hefty Rs 24.75 crore in the auction. Venky Mysore, the team’s CEO, explained that the high price was justified because the Australian fast bowler was a preferred player based on his skill set. DNA