IMG Media appoints new Co-Presidents

15 Nov 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Adam Kelly and Sam Zussman have been appointed new Co-Presidents of IMG Media and Events, while IMG Media President, Ioris Francini, will be promoted to Chairman of the media group.

Kelly and Zussman are both longtime executives at the company, with Zussman having joined IMG from Mckinsey in 2006. He he has been President of the company’s Events division and has overseen a portfolio including tennis, golf, motorsport, football and rugby, as well as the company’s arts and entertainment events.

Kelly, meanwhile, has been at IMG since 2001, most recently heading up rights, acquisitions and content distribution for IMG’s media group.

Mark Shapiro, President, Endeavor, said: “Adam and Sam bring a combined 30+ years of experience and leadership that will prove invaluable in fostering greater collaboration among these two naturally complementary businesses and providing our clients and partners with a shared set of best-in-class experts and resources.

“With added counsel from Ioris as media Chairman, we’re looking forward to this next phase of growth for two of IMG’s core businesses.”