Press release - Olympique de Marseille announces arrival of Laurent Colette as General Director28 may 2018
Laurent Colette knows the world of football well, having served as one of the main leaders of FC Barcelona and, more recently, AS Roma.
At Barcelona, he held key positions: first as Camp Nou Stadium Manager and the Barça Museum; then as Marketing and Sales Manager. He also worked extensively within the Club's international development.
This truly International executive — capable of speaking seven languages fluently — has more than 30 years experience in multinational companies (Nike Spain and Portugal, Port Aventura) with focuses on the commercial strategy, the construction and development of the international branding, the management of broad real estate heritages, team management and digital.
Colette becomes a member of the Executive Committee of the Club, where he will lead and coordinate projects and report directly to Olympique de Marseille President of the Executive Board Jacques-Henri Eyraud:
"I am very happy to welcome Laurent to Olympique Marseille. His taste for international cultural marketing, his football expertise within world-renowned clubs, his mastery of the economic and financial issues of a football club all make him the ideal candidate for this position of high responsibility.”