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Infront’s Stefan Krauss hands over to Julien Ternisien and Hansjörg Jeserznik

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Zug, Switzerland – Infront has announced that Infront Austria Managing Director and Vice President Winter Sports, Stefan Krauss, has decided to leave his executive role at Infront by the end of April 2024 after 12 very successful years to pursue a new career as an independent consultant.

Hansjörg Jeserznik, currently Senior Director and Member of the Infront Austria management, will take over from Stefan Krauss as Managing Director at Infront Austria. Julien Ternisien, Infront’s Senior Vice President Summer Sports, will assume responsibility for the Group’s Winter Sports portfolio in addition to his existing duties and continue to report into Bruno Marty, Infront’s Senior Vice President ProSports. In his new role, Hansjörg will oversee Infront Austria’s General Management, Business Development and Rights-In Management. He will report into Julien Ternisien.

Infront President & CEO Philippe Blatter said: “Stefan’s leadership and strong personal commitment for more than a decade have been instrumental to the success of Infront’s winter sports business and our operations in Austria. I would like to thank Stefan sincerely for his valuable contribution during his tenure and wish him all the very best for the next chapter of what has been a truly remarkable career. We are glad that he will continue providing support on major projects during a transition period.”

Marty added: “Hansjörg is an ideal fit as a successor at Infront Austria. He contributes almost a decade of legal, commercial and rightsholder relationship experience, a most diversified knowledge including an extensive network of contacts to our business and to our partners in winter sports. He is a valued member of our senior leadership team who will provide further impetus for our business out of Salzburg and ensure the continuity of our operations at Infront Austria.”

Stefan Krauss commented: “I have enjoyed more than 12 successful years at the helm of Infront’s winter sports business with many professional and personal highlights. Having led Infront Austria during a crucial phase of development with many business achievements and a plethora of successful major event deliveries makes me very proud. I feel that now is the right time to embrace a new professional challenge outside a corporate set-up. I will always be grateful for my time with the Infront Group and would like to thank my excellent team and all my colleagues for being part of this wonderful journey.”

Julien Ternisien said: “I am very happy to be given the opportunity to extend my responsibilities in addition to my existing role as Senior Vice President of Summer Sports and I am convinced that I can provide added value to the field of winter sports based on my experience and for the benefit of the organisation and of our partners.”

Hansjörg Jeserznik added: “I am very excited to take the lead for the next phase of Infront Austria’s growth, further developing its portfolio of national association partners and international federations and driving various business opportunities across the ever-transforming sports market.”

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