After weeks of speculation, AS Monaco announced that is has appointed Jean-Emmanuel de Witt as their new CEO, replacing Oleg Petrov who will continue in an altered role at the club.
Frenchman de Witt has a vast international business experience, having worked at the forefront of businesses such as JCDeaux. He is also a fluent French, English and Russian speaker.
In his new role at AS Monaco, he will be responsible for all departments at the club, except for sports management, which is still under the management of sporting director Paul Mitchell, who in turn will be directly accountable to owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.
In a press release by AS Monaco, de Witt said, “I want to thank Dmitry Rybolovlev and the administrative council for their confidence. I am delighted to join AS Monaco as CEO and to work towards obtaining results that echo this great, historic club.”
On the appointment, Rybolovlev added, “I wish to welcome de Witt. He has solid managerial experience. During his professional career, he has achieved great results, which is a testament to his great understanding of different cultures and sectors. I am happy that he is joining us to direct the club’s operations and to develop its activities.”
Meanwhile, Petrov will also remain at the club. He will continue to fulfil his function as a member of the administrative council, as well as his role as Vice-president.
Photo of Jean-Emmanuel de Witt by AS Monaco