As the end of his contract nears, Ferran Reverter has decided not to continue as Media-Saturn-Holding‘s (MSH) CEO. Instead, he will pursue a new role as CEO of FC Barcelona as the club’s President, Joan Laporta, looks to strengthen his front office.
“The Supervisory Board would like to thank Ferran Reverter very much for his great achievements and his passionate commitment to MediaMarktSaturn in almost twenty years,” said Thomas Dannenfeldt, Chairman of Ceconomy AG, parent company of MediaMarkt and Saturn. “For the past two and a half years he has done an extraordinary job as CEO of MediaMarktSaturn under difficult conditions. He leaves behind a well-positioned and resilient company with many growth opportunities. We wish him all the best in his new role in his hometown of Barcelona.”
The 48-year old has been with the European consumer electronics company since 2002. Over the course of his career, Reverter has held numerous management positions within various parts of the company. In 2011 Reverter became COO of MediaMarkt Iberia, heading the company’s entire business in Spain. Two years later, he was promoted to CEO of the Iberian business, and another two years after that, he became COO of MSH. In October 2018, Reverter was appointed CEO of MSH.
“Ferran Reverter has made a significant contribution to the transformation of the company,” Ceconomy CEO Dr. Bernhard Düttmann remarks. “In the last two years, Reverter has also built up a strong new management team at MediaMarktSaturn with a focus on operational excellence, which will continue to ensure the successful management of the countries. I regret but respect his decision, because the new task represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for him.”
Reflecting back on his 20-year run with the company, Reverter says, “MediaMarktSaturn is not just any company. It has been my professional home for more than 18 years. This decision was extremely difficult for me. At the same time, I can take this step with the clear conviction that MediaMarktSaturn has a great future ahead of me. Now I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my life. To have the chance to play a decisive role in shaping the future of what is perhaps the largest and most famous club in the world, and that in my hometown, where my family lives – this opportunity only exists once in a lifetime.”
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.