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.