Oliver Kahn elected to ECA Executive Board
Oliver Kahn will join the European Club Association (ECA) Executive Board from November. The FC Bayern München AG CEO succeeds Dr. Michael Gerlinger (Director of Legal Affairs at FC Bayern München AG), who is stepping down from his position on the ECA board at the end of September after four years. At today's 26th general assembly of the ECA in Geneva, the members of the Executive Board seconded the motion that Kahn formally take the seat on the committee after a transition period following the next assembly in two months.
Kahn: Responsibility for FCB and German football
Oliver Kahn: "I am delighted to be able to play a decisive role in shaping the future of European club football as a representative on this leading body. I am well aware of the responsibility I have in this position for FC Bayern and German football. Together, as the ECA, we want to face the challenges that football faces, but also as part of the society hit by the pandemic. Our sport needs vision, strong leadership and, above all, great cohesion among the clubs to remain a European model of success. The values that the ECA embodies are also embodied by FC Bayern - and that will be the basis of all my decisions on the committee."
For the first time since September 2019, the representatives of the 160 member clubs, under Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi (Paris Saint-Germain President), came together in person and discussed, among other things, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on world football and future financial reform to ensure sustainable economic management of all European clubs.
FC Bayern was recognised for its commitment at the assembly: