Beppe Marotta has been named as the new President of Inter Milan by owners Oaktree.

The club officially announced the complete new ten-member board of directors. Marotta has become the new President to replace Steven Zhang, also retaining the role of CEO of Sport.

Today, Inter held a shareholders meeting – their first under the ownership of Oaktree Capital.

This was a very important meeting. It saw the new Nerazzurri owners name a new board of directors, to replace the board from under previous owners Suning.

This includes a number of figures from within the US-based fund.

And it also includes Inter’s two CEOs – CEO of Sport Marotta, and Corporate CEO Alessandro Antonello.

And then, there was the hugely important matter of selecting a new club President.

For the past nearly six years, the President of Inter had been Steven Zhang.

However, with Suning’s exit as Inter owners, Zhang will no longer play a role in the club.

And Oaktree have decided to replace Zhang with a man who has been vital to the operations of Inter for more than half a decade in the role of President.

Beppe Marotta The New President Of Inter Milan

Marotta had already had a reputation as one of Italian football’s top executives when he arrived at Inter in 2018.

The 67-year-old had worked with many clubs since the early 1980s.

But it was Marotta’s work with Sampdoria and, particularly, Juventus, that really put him on the map.

Marotta was the architect of the Bianconeri’s dominant run of Serie A title wins last decade.

And after the veteran executive left Juventus, Inter acted fast to snap him up.

Since coming to Inter, Marotta has brought similar success.

Inter have just won their second Serie A title with Marotta at the helm. They have also won five domestic cup trophies, and reached both the Europa League and Champions League final.

Marotta has also played a hugely important role in guiding Inter through their pandemic-era financial crisis.

Inter have not been able to spend big in the transfer market over the past few years. On the contrary, they have even had to turn a profit at times.

However, Marotta’s eye for free transfer and other bargain signings have allowed the Nerazzurri to keep the squad competitive and fight for trophies all while staying within tight budgetary restrictions.

New Ten-Man Inter Board Of Directors Revealed

Marotta’s ascendancy to the role of Inter President is not the only change at the board level for Inter.

There are some familiar faces, as well as new arrivals, on the streamlined ten-member board named in today’s shareholders meeting.

The complete board is as follows:

  • Giuseppe Marotta, President and CEO Sport, FC Internazionale Milano

  • Alessandro Antonello, CEO Corporate, FC Internazionale Milano (reappointed)

  • Alejandro Cano, Managing Director and Co-Head of Europe for Oaktree’s Global Opportunities strategy

  • Katherine Ralph, Managing Director in Oaktree’s Global Opportunities strategy

  • Renato Meduri, Senior Vice President in Oaktree’s Global Opportunities strategy

  • Carlo Ligori, Associate in Oaktree’s Global Opportunities strategy

  • Delphine Nannan, Senior Vice President in Oaktree’s Luxembourg office

  • Fausto Zanetton, CEO of Tifosy Capital & Advisory

  • Amedeo Carassai, Independent Director, FC Internazionale Milano (reappointed)

  • Carlo Marchetti, Independent Director, FC Internazionale Milano (reappointed)