Adam Helfant Named New Chairman and President of the ATP

by The Insider on January 13, 2009 · 3 comments

in ATP News

It has been reported that former Nike executive Adam Helfant has been named as the new executive chairman and president of the ATP. The 44-year-old American succeeds Etienne de Villiers, who chose not to renew his contract with the ATP after more than three years in the post, as the head of the governing body of men’s tennis.

Mr. Helfant, 42, joined NIKE in 1995 in the Company’s legal department, and was appointed Director of Business Affairs for Global Sports Marketing in 1997, Director of Global Sports Marketing in 1998, Director of U.S. Sports Marketing in 2001, Vice President of U.S. Sports Marketing in 2003, and corporate Vice President, Global Sports Marketing in August 2004. Prior to joining NIKE, he was in private practice and an attorney for NHL Enterprises, Inc.

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