Mr. Romy Gai has been named FIFA‘s Chief Business Officer, succeeding Mr. Kay Madati, who will step down as Chief Commercial Officer in the coming months for personal reasons. Further, Mr. Romy Gai joins FIFA as Chairman of AWE International Group, which he has led since 2015. He spent 14 years as Chief Revenue Officer, Marketing Director, and CEO Assistant at Juventus FC in Italy, as well as a period as CEO of the UAE Football League (UFL) in the UAE.
“Mr. Romy Gai’s appointment as Chief Business Officer will enhance FIFA’s commitment to our commercial and marketing partners,” FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura stated. “He has spent his whole life associated with football. And grateful to have his insight to assist develop our global business operations.”
However, Mr. Romy Gai’s appointment follows Mr. Madati’s resignation, with the current Chief Commercial Officer. Remaining on until the end of June 2022 to help the commercial division transition.
Mr. Romy Gai said:
“In our fast-changing world, FIFA has many opportunities to grow football. And I look forward to ensuring that our commercial team plays a key role. In guaranteeing that world football’s regulatory body is at the leading edge. Of all these essential business improvements in able to profit our sport worldwide,”
“I’d also like to thank Kay for his dedication during his stay with us,” Fatma Samoura continued. “One of Kay’s first tasks after arriving was to grow and promote the numerous opportunities that today’s virtual multimedia landscape. Provides football to achieve our FIFA Vision 2020-2023 goal of making the game truly worldwide.” The introduction of FIFA is a tribute to his efforts as well as the efforts of the team Romy takes over as part of FIFA’s Commercial division.”
“It’s been an honor and joy to lead this dynamic economic team, as well as to collaborate with our partners and the FIFA executive team to grow this amazing game,” Kay Madati said. I am committing to working closely with Mr. Romy Gai to position him, our partners, and the whole FIFA organization for excellence as we prepare for a very unique FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”