OnlyFans founder is replaced by firm’s marketing chief Amrapali Gan

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Tim Stokely, the founding father of subscription platform for grownup content material creators OnlyFans, has handed over the function of CEO to his advertising and marketing officer Amrapali Gan.

Mr Stokely, 38, who based the corporate in 2016, congratulated Ms Gan in a social media put up.

She is a “colleague and a good friend” who has “a deep ardour” for OnlyFans, he stated.

Ms Gan, 36, stated her appointment was “an unimaginable second” and that she was honoured to take over.

She stated in an announcement: “I’m proud to imagine this function. I sit up for persevering with to work carefully with our creator neighborhood to assist them maximise management over, and monetise, their content material.

“We’re dedicated to being the most secure social media platform on the planet.”

She informed the Monetary Occasions that Mr Stokely was stepping down as he was “eager to take some well-deserved time without work over the vacation season earlier than specializing in new initiatives”.

Mr Stokely didn’t say what he deliberate to do after leaving his function.

He has spent 5 years on the prime of the agency, taking it from launch to a website with 180m registered customers worldwide.

OnlyFans sparked controversy earlier this 12 months when it introduced a ban on sexually express content material solely to reverse the choice 5 days later.

Mr Stokely blamed the ban on strain from banks. He claimed the corporate’s accounts had been terminated and that it had struggled to switch funds to the pornographic content material creators who use its service.