Philip Cordes to become CEO
Luxembourg/Hamburg, 7 April 2008 - RTL Group
today announced that it will be investing in attractive segments of sports rights marketing again from now on, and has re-established the marketing agency UFA Sports.
has its headquarters in Hamburg and will mainly be active in international marketing of media rights to sports events.
will initially be managed by Philip Cordes
, who will gradually expand the company's management by other experienced executives.
Cordes served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sportfive Group from July 2004 to February 2007, after holding various executive positions at UFA Sports and later at Sportfive.
I am delighted that we were able to recruit Philip Cordes, an executive we know and who has proven an successful manager, to build the business for us."
UFA Sports CEO Philip Cordes said: "I'm very happy about the trust placed in me by RTL Group, and about its recognition of the strategic importance of international sports rights marketing.