Edwin van der Sar (Voorhout, 29 October 1970) is part of the Board of Directors at Ajax since November 2012. He began as Director of Marketing. The former goalkeeper was named CEO and therefor Head of the Board of Directors, in November 2016.
Van der Sar: "A lot has happened in the last ten years at Ajax. In these years we have grown with the club in many ways. The international recognition has, mostly due to the results of the first team, grown substantially. But there is also an amazing organization behind that success. Our goal is to become a structural part of the international top teams. Starting 2024, the design of the European tournaments will change, and we want to compete yearly in the renewed Champions League. That journey is not at an end, and I want to keep contributing to that process. Every day I get to work with enthusiastic co-workers who also want to keep raising the bar. Not only with the first team, but also in the office, the youth academy, and the Ajax Women. The stadium is always packed and the growth in sales of various Ajax kits to young and old, not only national but also international, is unreal. We feel the support of our fans home and away. Enough reasons to keep putting my heart and soul in this club the coming years."
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Leen Meijaard: "After Edwin made promotion from Marketing Director to CEO, he really broadened his skills. From commercial to general affairs and in the last six months also technical affairs. Ajax has known a very successful six years under his leadership. The step towards the European top has been made, but we are not there yet. With Edwin's experience, knowledge, skills and international network we hope to make that final step. We are happy that he has chosen to stay for three more years. He has been tried and tested, and we have a lot of faith that under his leadership the club will continue this upward trajectory the coming three years."