ATP Announces Executive Promotions

LONDON (June 19, 2012)— ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett recently announced several promotions at the ATP executive level. The promotions are across a variety of departments and regions, and see existing staff members Mark Young, Laurent Delanney and Andre Silva assume significant additional responsibilities within the company. Alison Lee also expands her role within the International Group region.

Mark Young (CEO ATP Americas and Chief Legal and Media Officer) continues as CEO ATP Americas and Chief Legal Officer, and also becomes the ATP’s Chief Media Officer, overseeing the ATP’s interests in the area of broadcast media rights, including television, live streaming, data, live scoring, and other associated rights. Young, who has been with the Tour since its formation in 1990, will work closely with relevant internal departments, as well as ATP Media CEO Steve Plasto, to oversee the ATP’s strategic direction in this area.

Laurent Delanney (CEO ATP Europe & ATP Commercial Director) assumes the role of ATP Commercial Director, in addition to his existing role as CEO ATP Europe. Delanney, who runs the ATP’s Monte-Carlo office, has played an integral role in the ATP’s commercial efforts over the last decade, and now will lead the ATP sales, sponsorship and licensing team in managing all of the ATP’s commercial activities.

Andre Silva (Chief Player Officer & Tournament Director, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals) takes over from Drewett as Tournament Director of the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Silva, who has been with the Tour for more than 12 years, continues in his role as Chief Player Officer and will work closely with Chris Kermode, Managing Director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, on all aspects of the tournament.

Alison Lee (Vice President, International Group) takes the interim position as head of the International Group region, which includes the Middle East, Asia and Pacific regions. Lee is based in the ATP’s Sydney office, and has worked across the region in the ATP’s tournament relations, communications and commercial divisions over the last decade.

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