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CHANGE IN THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT AT GC ZURICH
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CHANGE IN THE COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT AT GC ZURICH

Mike-David Burkhard from the city of Zurich is taking over as Director of Commercial at Grasshopper Club Zürich with immediate effect. He replaces Andreas Schmocker, who worked for the traditional club for three years. The club has also decided not to create a CEO position.

Grasshopper Club Zürich has hired Mike-David Burkhard as Director of Commercial. As co-founder of BWB International, he has been involved in the football and entertainment sector in recent years and has worked with renowned partnership companies such as Lindt, Migros, Hyundai, Samsung and Olympic. Previously, he was Head of Communications and PR at Italian third division club Carrarese Calcio and worked for the European Club Association and SSC Napoli.

Mike-David Burkhard is looking forward to his role at Grasshopper Club Zurich: «GCZ is a unique sports institution – it is the football club of my childhood and youth. The long-term vision of the owners and the president excites me and I feel proud to join the club. I hope that with my many years of experience in international football, the private sector outside of football, and my extensive network, I can contribute to leading the club into a new chapter». Mike-David will start work at the end of June.

With the changes, the new leadership team for the future will be composed of Mike-David Burkhard (Director of Commercial), Stephan Schwarz (Director of Sports) and Roland Gebhard (Director of Finance). The leadership team will report into the board composed of Stacy Johns, Larry Freedman and András Gurovits. Stacy Johns will remain as president of the board and will continue to work closely with the leadership team. In addition, the board and leadership team will be supported by Harald Gärtner. No CEO will be appointed.

Andreas Schmocker on his time at GC Zurich: “I'm taking a lot of positive experiences and memories with me. A big thank you to the entire GC community - to my team, the fans and our partners. You have always been with us and supported us. I will always have positive memories of my time at GC Zurich and wish the club all the best for the future.”

Grasshopper Club Zürich would like to thank Andreas Schmocker for his tireless efforts over the past three years and wishes him all the best for his future.

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