Founding member and football legend says good-bye as Executive Director of Infront Sports & Media
Zug, Switzerland — An unforgettable era comes to an end as Günter Netzer lays down his duties as Executive Director of Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, retiring from all current functions. Since the inception of the company, Günter Netzer has played a crucial role in securing success for Infront, helping to develop it into what it is today: the leading sports marketing company in the world. Günter Netzer acted as an ambassador for Infront in the world of sports, contributing his vast network, tremendous experience and sheer determination.
Philippe Blatter, President & CEO of Infront: “We are genuinely sad to see Günter Netzer leave us for his well-deserved retirement. His contributions, collaboration and insight over the years, as not only a member of Infront’s Board and Group Management Committee, but also as a dear friend and champion of Infront, were and always will be highly appreciated. We are very proud to have had him representing and supporting us in the world of sport and especially football. Infront will miss him and so will I personally.”
Günter Netzer, Executive Director at Infront: “I will truly miss the vibrant environment and great people at Infront. I had the privilege of shaping business from a very early point in time and I will never forget how challenging, yet rewarding, it has been. We are all very proud of how far Infront has come and I am convinced that after my retirement Infront will continue to pursue its growth path.”
The whole team at Infront Sports & Media thanks him very much for his outstanding work for the company as well as for the world of sports and wishes him all the best for his and his family's future.
About Infront Sports & Media
Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, is one of the most respected sports marketing companies in the world, managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions – and has won a reputation for its high standards of delivery. As the number one player in winter sport and with a leading role in football, summer and endurance sports, Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with close to 170 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of more than 900 experienced staff working from over 35 offices across more than 15 countries, delivering 4,100 event days of top class sport around the world every year. In November 2015, Infront was integrated into Wanda Sports Holding, part of the Chinese conglomerate the Dalian Wanda Group.
About Wanda Sports
Wanda Sports is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape in three key areas: 1) Spectator Sports (media & marketing business), 2) Participation Sports (active lifestyle business), 3) Services (digital, production and service business). Led by President & Vice Chairman Philippe Blatter, Wanda Sports incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the iconic endurance brand IRONMAN and Wanda Sports China. The headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.