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Ivan Gazidis


Ivan Gazidis

Ivan Gazidis has thirty years of experience in the sports industry. He currently serves as the President of Kilmer Sports Ventures (KSV).

Early in his career, Mr. Gazidis worked as a solicitor in the City of London. In 1994, he left for the United States as the second employee of the start up Major League Soccer and was part of its founding management team, ultimately serving as its Deputy Commissioner.

In 2009, he joined the London soccer team, Arsenal FC, as its CEO and served in that position for ten years. In December 2018, he joined AC Milan in Italy as its CEO, where he led a remarkable four year on and off field turnaround of that historic club, leading it back to profitability from the brink of insolvency and winning its first Championship in 11 years before its sale in 2022.

Mr. Gazidis has served at the highest levels on all the most important national and international football governing bodies and has been a featured speaker at sports business conferences all around the world.

Mr. Gazidis studied law at Oxford University and represented the University in soccer.