Amrapali Gan at Time100 Next Race 2 on October 25, 2022 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
Gan has been with the company for less than two years before becoming CEO of OnlyFans in December 2021. She started at the London-based social platform in September 2020 as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
Gan, 37, stepped into the top job after founder Tim Stokely left the company in December 2021, Insider previously reported. In August 2021, OnlyFans announced it would ban sexually explicit content, only to reverse the decision a few weeks later. Stockley’s departure comes months after reunification.
Gan was a surprising choice to be CEO after a brief stint at OnlyFans. But Gan said her social skills set her apart from other tech CEOs. “You have business leaders who have gone to prestigious Ivy League schools; they don’t respond. I’m the exact opposite,” Gan told TIME in a July 2022 interview.
Gan did not respond to Insider’s request for comment. Gan was born in Mumbai and grew up in Virginia as an only child, according to Fortune.
She currently lives in Miami, but previously lived in Los Angeles. After graduating from Cal State University, she earned a BA in Public Relations and Organizational Communications.
Gan later earned a certificate in entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School online.