Kay Madati

ZURICH: FIFA announced Wednesday the appointment of Romy Gai as chief business officer, taking over from Kay Madati who, for personal reasons, will depart the organisation as chief commercial officer in the coming months.

Madati, a former executive with Twitter and Facebook, will leave after less than a year in the role and just months before the World Cup in Qatar, which is worth more than $6 billion in commercial revenue to FIFA.