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AS Roma names Fienga as chief executive

Guido Fienga has been appointed as the new chief executive of Italian Serie A football club AS Roma.

Fienga will take up his new role with immediate effect and will report to Roma president Jim Pallotta and the club’s board of directors.

Fienga joined Roma as a strategy and media director in 2013 and was promoted to the position of chief operating officer in 2018.

“Guido will lead the club through the next stage of our strategic growth and development,” said Pallotta. “He will be responsible for managing both the day-to-day operations and long-term vision of the club in our goal to become both successful – and sustainable – on and off the pitch.”

Roma has also confirmed that Mauro Baldissoni has been promoted to the position of executive vice-president.

Pallotta added: “The new role will allow Mauro to be more focused on the bigger picture. In particular, delivering the Stadio della Roma project, which is critical for allowing the club to compete at the highest level on the pitch.”

Roma’s much-delayed stadium project was first unveiled in March 2014. The wide-ranging development includes plans for a 52,500-seat stadium, training centre, entertainment complex and office space. The club hopes to press forward with the project this year.