Sportradar Expands Global Board Of Directors

With the appointment of Jeffery Yabuki as its new Chairman, Sportradar has expanded its global Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Sportradar Group Board

Yabuki will join the Sportradar Group Board with Hafiz Lalani, John Doran, Chuck Robel, Marc Walder, Hervé Couturier and George Fleet of Carsten Koerl (Global CEO), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Yabuki said: “As the leading global provider of sports data intelligence, Sportradar has achieved remarkable growth and is well positioned for the future in this evolving market,” said Yabuki.

“I am honoured to join the Global Board to partner with Carsten and the incredibly talented Sportradar leadership team to create differentiated value at the intersection of sports entertainment and technology leadership.”

Yabuki’s previous experience

Prior to this new position, Yabuki previously served from 2005 to July 2020 as Fiserv’s Chief Executive Officer. He then went on to become the Executive Chairman of the company. Yabuki led the company during his tenure through a ‘major turnaround’ whereby Fiserv ‘nearly tripled its revenue and generated a total shareholder return of 969 percent.’

Yabuki spent 6 years at H&R Block before joining Fiserv, where he worked as the Chief Operating Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ixonia Bancshares, Inc. and Royal Bank of Canada.

Back in December, with the appointment of three regional CEOs charged with helping Group CEO Carsten Koerl, Sportradar ‘shifted towards a more regionalised approach.’

A global business

Sportradar praised his previous management experience in a statement announcing Yabuki’s appointment, noting that his addition to the Global Board of Directors reaffirms Sportradar’s role as a global business.

Koerl, celebrating the new appointment, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Sportradar team. His extraordinary leadership, strategic approach, and business acumen propelled Fiserv to become a global leader in financial services and payments technology.

“We look forward to having Jeff as Chairman of our Global Board of Directors as we continue to deliver unmatched experiences to our customers and partners and pursue transformative growth.”