Marco Bogarelli, President of Infront Italy, and Giuseppe Ciocchetti, Managing Director of Infront Italy, are leaving Infront as of today, 28 November. ‘The termination of both engagements was mutually agreed by all parties.’ Marco Bogarelli and Giuseppe Ciocchetti are said to be ‘laying down all mandates within Infront Italy, the Infront Group and Wanda Sports to pursue a new professional opportunity.’
Luigi De Siervo, who was appointed as CEO of Infront Italy in June this year will continue to lead the subsidiary as Managing Director – reporting directly into Philippe Blatter, President & CEO of Infront Sports & Media and President & Vice Chairman of Wanda Sports.
Luigi De Siervo’s tasks in the upcoming months include the further re-alignment and optimisation of Infront Italy’s structure and processes.
Philippe Blatter said “Marco Bogarelli and Giuseppe Ciocchetti have helped us tremendously to build and strengthen Infront’s foothold in the Italian sports market and have contributed significant know-how and expertise to Italian clients. We wish both of them best of luck in their upcoming personal and professional endeavours.
“At the same time, we are excitedly looking into the future. We are confident that also going forward we will continue to bring additional value to the Italian market, offering our partners competitive and innovative products and unparalleled service capacities.”
Marco Bogarelli said ”I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to all Infront and Wanda colleagues – especially those I had the privilege to collaborate with in the past decade. The group is well set to continue its remarkable growth path and I wish it all the very best.”
Giuseppe Ciocchetti added ”After so many years with Infront, it is now time for a new challenge. With Luigi De Siervo in place, I am fully convinced that Infront Italy is perfectly set-up to conquer new heights.”
Infront Sports & Media is led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, and covers all aspects of sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production and event operation. 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 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.
Wanda Sports Holding is positioned as ‘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 & CEO Philippe Blatter, Wanda Sports Holding incorporates the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, the endurance brand IRONMAN, and Wanda Sports China. The company’s headquarters are in Guangzhou, China.