SVP of football business unit to support transition in consultancy role
Zug, Switzerland – Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company, announced today that Senior Vice President Football, Stephan Herth, has chosen to leave his position after spending 17 years with the company. As of 1 July 2020, he will support the transition in a consultancy role.
As a member of the Group Management Board, Herth has been central to driving Infront's rapid expansion and consistent success. During his tenure, Infront became the number one player in football, representing over 40 football properties at all levels of the sport - international, national, league and club football – and including clients such as FIFA, Lega Calcio and the German Football Association (DFB). Until 2017, he headed up the group's Summer Sports, managing business relationships with rights holders such as the EHF, FIBA and the BWF. In addition, he was on the board of several Infront Group companies.
Infront President & CEO Philippe Blatter said: “We owe a significant debt to Stephan as well as considerable recognition for his achievements for the Infront Group. He leaves our football business ready for the future and I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”
Herth added: “My career with Infront has been incredibly fulfilling and I was able to experience almost every aspect of the global sports business. After 17 years working for Infront and following the successful reorganisation implemented last year, I am confident that this is now the right time for me to embark upon new challenges within the industry.”