Volvo Ocean Race announce new CEO

By iSportconnect | March 31, 2016

Mark Turner, shop has been appointed Volvo Ocean Race CEO, stepping down after 23 years at the helm of global sports marketing company OC Sport.

The Briton will take up his new position in succession to Knut Frostad from June 7 this year.

Turner said: “It is a significant responsibility for me to take over the leadership from Knut, who has done such an excellent job of transforming the race in to the sport’s biggest and most commercially viable top-level event.

“As the race with the most significant global footprint in both media and business-to-business terms, and a fascinating history dating back to 1973, there is a huge responsibility not only to the numerous stakeholders, Volvo, and the other team and event partners, but also to the sport of sailing in general.

“It’s a platform that can really help shape the future of the sport.”

Henry Stenson, chairman of the Volvo Ocean Race board, added:“It has been a long and thorough process, but I know that in Mark we have found the right person to take on this very challenging role,”.

“We need a man with the expertise, determination and vision to take the event to the next stage after all the great work done by Knut, and Mark has all these attributes in abundance.

“The future under his guidance looks very exciting indeed.”

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