The appointment of entrepreneur Fausto Zanetton to the Inter Milan board of directors is a sign of the club’s strategy under Oaktree Capital.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews. The newspaper suggest that Zanetton’s arrival is a signal of an aggressive new search for investors.

Yesterday, Inter named their new board of directors.

There are some familiar faces on the new board.

The headline-grabber is Beppe Marotta, who was appointed the new club President of the Nerazzurri in addition to keeping his role of CEO of Sport.

Meanwhile, Alessandro Antonello remains on the board as Corporate CEO.

These two key names show that Oaktree are ready to keep the overall strategy going both on and off the pitch, as the two major architects remain in their positions.

Then, there are several executives from within Oaktree.

The two directors who had represented the fund on the previous board – Amadeo Carassai and Carlo Marchetti – remain on the new one.

Then there are several new faces, including Katherine Ralph and Alejandro Camano. That duo had held the early meetings with Marotta and Antonello to touch base on strategy.

Oaktree has put its stamp on the board, whilst naturally any trace of previous owners Suning is gone.

Fausto Zanetton A Sign Of Inter Strategy Under Oaktree

There is one name, however, who was neither at Inter previously, nor has an existing association with Inter.

Oaktree have named entrepreneur Fausto Zanetton as one of the ten new board members.

Zanetton is the CEO of Tifosy Capital & Advisory.

The executive, who has experience in the finance, sporting, and media sectors, essentially focuses his company on sports investment.

The fact that Oaktree have tapped the Tifosy CEO makes the new Inter owners’ intentions fairly clear.

By and large, the fund have either gone in-house, or kept the existing senior management, for the new board.

But in Zanetton, Oaktree have given an early sign that they will be aggressive in their search for new investment.