Tennis Europe has announced that after more than 20 years of service with the organisation, Olli Mäenpää has departed from the role of Chief Executive Officer to pursue opportunities elsewhere. The search for a new CEO is already under way, with a three-person committee established by Tennis Europe’s Board of Management to oversee the recruitment process. In the interim period, the day-to-day activities are being executed by the Tennis Europe management in Basel in close cooperation with the Board.
Tennis Europe President Vladimir Dmitriev paid tribute to Mr. Mäenpää, saying “We would like to thank Olli for his many years of service to European tennis, during which time his contribution to the growth of our organisation has been immeasurable. On behalf of the Board of Management, the staff and our constituent national associations, I would like to wish him every success in his future endeavours.”
Mr. Dmitriev continued: “Tennis Europe has built a strong foundation for future growth in recent years, including strengthening our team, developing our sales and marketing and continuously improving our operations. The Board and I are committed to the implementation and execution of our new strategy and continuing to move Tennis Europe forward.”
Mr. Mäenpää commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of Tennis Europe and my role as the CEO during the transformation from a small organisation to a highly recognised and respected international business and service unit. I would like to thank the organisation, global governing bodies, all 50 member nations and the broader tennis industry for their support and acknowledgements throughout the years. The timing of my departure is ideal with a new President and Board elected in the spring and I look forward to announcing my new business ventures in due course.”