Deepak Chopra announced today that all of his businesses, brands and intellectual property have been rolled into a new company under the name Chopra Global and will be led by CEO and board member Tonia O’Connor.
O’Connor was most recently President and Chief Revenue Officer at Univision Communications, where she oversaw Univision’s multi-billion-dollar portfolio and helped spearhead the launch of several new media businesses and successful networks.
The global health and wellness economy represents over 4 trillion dollars annually. Yet, chronic and mental illnesses are climbing at an alarming rate. Chopra Global is positioned at the intersection of science and spirituality, and its signature programs are clinically proven to impact numerous parameters of health for improved physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Chopra Global is backed by an investor group, including Alice Walton, Ray Chambers and Matthew Harris of Global Infrastructure Partners (through his wellness investment fund Avatar Companies). “The launch of Chopra Global will create a new paradigm in healthcare for the Twenty-First Century,” said Alice Walton. “With her experience in leading a company’s commercial evolution, my fellow investors and I are thrilled to have a CEO like Tonia. She has a strong track record leveraging shifting market and consumer dynamics, and knows how to capitalize on the exponential growth we are seeing in health and wellness.”
Deepak Chopra continues: “Well-being begins when we sleep deeply, eat food that nourishes, move our bodies, practice meditation, love ourselves and those around us, live with nature and truly understand how to create our collective reality. Chopra Global will impact people across the world with content and products that will serve the whole person, and reshape our perspectives on what’s possible in terms of physical, mental, and spiritual health.”
With Chopra Global’s new leadership and funding, the company’s goal is to scale all of its content and products, while expanding its existing impact through both direct-to-consumer and enterprise solutions.
“The name ‘Deepak Chopra’ is synonymous with the well-being movement, and Chopra Global is already leading the industry with omni-channel consumer experiences,” said Tonia O’Connor. “I am incredibly excited to be part of a company with the potential to have a substantial impact, empowering people to make positive life changes and to reverse the statistics on so many of our health challenges. I am inspired by the team that has brought us to this juncture. Together, we will establish ‘well-being’ as a new global currency that benefits individuals and organizations alike.”
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This article was originally published on Forbes.