Sportradar has appointed Jeffery Yabuki as the new chairman of its global board of directors.
Yabuki served as Fiserv’s CEO from 2005 to 2020, during which the company grew its revenue from $3.2bn to $10bn, before stepping down in July and serving as executive chairman through the end of 2020.
Prior to his time with Fiserv, the 60-year-old held executive roles at H&R Block and American Express, and is also on the boards of Royal Bank of Canada and Ixonia Bancshares. He replaces Tony Aquila, who left Sportradar in August last year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Sportradar team,” said Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl. “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.”
The rest of the board will comprise Koerl, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board managing director Hafiz Lalani, TCV general partner John Doran, as well as George Fleet, Marc Walder, Chuck Robel and Herve Couturier.
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.
“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.”