The ATP has announced Massimo Calvelli as its new CEO, taking over in the role from 1st January 2020.
Calvelli, a former professional player, will work closely with Andrea Gaudenzi who will become the ATP’s new Chairman on 1st January. The two will serve in a new split role, replacing the combined position of ATP Executive Chairman and President, currently held by Chris Kermode.
The incoming CEO joins from Nike, where he worked across multiple different roles, oversaw global tennis marketing and leading negotiations with some of the sport’s icons. He had previously served as Global Business Director, Wilson Sporting Goods.
Calvelli said: “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new CEO of the ATP. I have been involved in professional tennis for most of my life and I look forward to bringing my passion and knowledge of the sport into this role. It’s a very exciting time to be involved with the ATP Tour as we strive to build on the growth of recent years, and I look forward to getting started in January.”
Gaudenzi said: “Together with the ATP Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Massimo as the new CEO of the ATP. We share a great passion for the sport and I’m confident our diverse business experiences will serve the Tour well as we work on the future direction of men’s professional tennis.”
Calvelli’s appointment was decided unanimously by the ATP board.