08 Jan 2014

Menneken leaves the ITF

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Photo: Corinne DubreuilJan Menneken

The ITF announced today that Jan Menneken has decided to leave his position as Executive Director, Commercial, effective 31 January 2014. Menneken joined the ITF in July 1997 to head up the Television Sales department and took over as Commercial Director in June 1999.

During his tenure, Menneken was responsible for bringing more than 500 million dollars in commercial and television income to the ITF. This included the signing and renewal of BNP Paribas as title sponsor of Davis Cup and Fed Cup as well as other international sponsors and important television contracts around the world.

“The ITF wants to thank Jan for all he has contributed to the organisation over 17 years,” said ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti. “Everyone who knows Jan appreciates how much he cares about tennis as a sport and Davis Cup and Fed Cup as competitions. He has done a good job and we wish him only the best for the future.”

Menneken’s departure presents the ITF with the opportunity to restructure in the Commercial area and plans for this will be announced in due course.