Collecchio, 10 March 2021 – Parma Calcio 1913 can confirm that the organisational chart of the Club will be enriched by a new member. Jaap Kalma will, in fact, become the new Managing Director – Corporate of the Crociati.

Jaap is currently employed as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Sports Global Group, a London-based company that operates in the world of media and events, as well as being a board member of Credito Valtellinese. In the past, he served as CCO of AC Milan for four seasons, with particular responsibility for the stadium, commercial income and marketing. Before his time with the Rossoneri, he was employed as the Global Brand Manager, Licensing Director and Marketing Director at Ferrari. Kalma began his career with Unilever as Brand Manager, National Account Manager, Assistant to the Chairman and Executive Committee and Business Unit Director.

Of Dutch origin, he attained an undergraduate degree in economics at Roosevelt University (Chicago) and an MBA at Stanford University (Palo Alto). He is married and has two children.

Club president Kyle Krause and all of Parma Calcio would like to wish Jaap, who starts his adventure with the Club on 1 April 2021, a warm welcome and the best of luck in his new role.