Jeffery Yabuki joins Sportradar’s global board of directors

Jeffery Yabuki joins Sportradar’s global board of directors

Sportradar has strengthened its global Board of Directors with the appointment of Jeffery Yabuki as its new Chairman, effective immediately.

Yabuki will join Carsten Koerl (Global CEO), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)’s Hafiz Lalani, John Doran, Chuck Robel, Marc Walder, Hervé Couturier and George Fleet on the Sportradar Group Board.

“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,” said Yabuki. 

“I am honored 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.”

Prior to this new role, Yabuki previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fiserv from 2005 to July 2020. He then went on to become the company’s Executive Chairman. During his tenure, Yabuki led the company through a ‘significant transformation’, whereby Fiserv ‘nearly tripled its revenue and delivered a 969% total shareholder return’.

Before joining Fiserv, Yabuki spent six years at H&R Block where he served as the Chief Operating Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Royal Bank of Canada and Ixonia Bancshares, Inc.

Back in December, Sportradar ‘shifted towards a more regionalised approach’ with the appointment of three regional CEOs who have been tasked with supporting Group CEO Carsten Koerl.

In a statement confirming Yabuki’s appointment, Sportradar praised his previous managerial experience, noting that his addition to the Global Board of Directors reaffirms Sportradar’s position as a global company.

Celebrating the new appointment, Koerl said: “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the Sportradar team. 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.”

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