Arsenal CEO Vinai Venkatesham is to leave his position at the end of the 2023-2024 season after 14 years at the club.
Venkatesham joined Arsenal in 2010 as head of global partnerships and moved up the organization before being appointed CEO three years ago.
Vinai Venkatesham to leave Arsenal after 14 years
The decision to leave was made by Venkatesham as he seeks to pursue a new challenge. According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Venkatesham is extremely well-liked and regarded by the football community.
🚨 EXCL: Arsenal chief executive Vinai Venkatesham to exit role next summer. Joined 2010, made CEO 2020. Well regarded in football + chose to seek new challenge. Interim period gives #AFC time to succession plan. Business as usual until then @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/ka9hIlmzwS
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 14, 2023
In an official statement posted on the club’s website, the British-Indian executive said, “This was a tough decision, but it is time to pursue another challenge. I remain focused until my last day and supporting a seamless transition”.