The message sent is strong. While many rumors suggest a progressive detachment of the current Parisian leaders, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi wanted to make things clear during a speech given to the club’s partners, gathered at the Parc des Princes. The way for the chairman and CEO to remember QSI’s ambitions at the head of the Parisian formation. Leaders of Ligue 1, PSG have, with this in mind, formalized several changes.
Nasser Al-Khelaïfi has thus appointed and promoted five new talents – from within or recruited from outside, all recognized for their pioneering expertise and their diverse experience, both in France and abroad. From then on, Victoriano Melero, the club’s general secretary, and Marc Armstrong, the Chief Revenue Officer, will thus form the new duo responsible for securing the functions previously held by Jean-Claude Blanc. Fabien Allègre, director of the club’s brand, will now take on the role of deputy director of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, which is at the heart of the club’s strategy.
PSG always dreams bigger!
Finally, on the communication part, the upper echelons of Paris have, this time, decided to call in the outside. Michelle Gilbert, formerly Communications Director for France and Southern Europe at Meta, has been appointed Chief Corporate Communications Officer. Alongside him, Pascal Ferré, former editor-in-chief of France Football and director of the Ballon d’Or, will take up the position of Chief First Team Communications Officer. If other arrivals, whether internal or external, can still be expected, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, for his part, justified this important development.
“Last summer, Paris Saint-Germain began the second phase of growth and development of its project, with the appointment of a new sports management team and the expansion of top players. Every department and every function, on and off the pitch, is developing to high levels of excellence and high standards. These nominations today are testament to that as we continue to build a team of some of the industry’s top talent. This will allow us to build the club’s growth and future successes in France and abroad. New projects, new partnerships and other appointments will be announced in the coming months as Paris Saint-Germain continues its development as one of the greatest institutions in football and sport in the world. A speech that confirms the very high ambitions of the current owners. Also to appease all the Parisian supporters…