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RB Leipzig’s Mintzlaff takes up Red Bull chief executive role

Oliver Mintzlaff of RB Leipzig (Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images)

Oliver Mintzlaff has stepped down as chief executive and chairman of German Bundesliga football club RB Leipzig to become one of three chief executives at energy drinks giant Red Bull.

Mintzlaff will serve as chief executive of corporate projects and new investments at Red Bull, whose co-founder and co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz died last month at the age of 78.

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