This is subject to the applicable procedure, whereby after the Special General Meeting of Shareholders (date TBA), Geelen can be reappointed by the Supervisory Board for the new term. Geelen's current contract runs until November, 2022.
Menno Geelen (Huizen, 1982) has been the Commercial Director at Ajax since November 1, 2016. He has held this position as the statutory director since November 16, 2018. “I'm really enjoying myself here and we've achieved great things in recent years."
"This is a dynamic world in which I see plenty of opportunities to continue to contribute to the growth of the club with my colleagues and together with our commercial partners in the coming years. So, I'm happy with this extension."
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leen Meijaard: “We see Menno Geelen as the architect of Ajax's commercial strategy. We have great confidence that he will continue to implement this successfully in the coming years."
"If necessary, Menno can also act as Deputy General Manager. He has gained a lot of knowledge and experience in recent years. The growth his departments have achieved under him, both qualitatively and as a major source of income for the club, is impressive. The soon-to-be signed extension is very good for Ajax.”