Jérôme de Bontin

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Jérôme de Bontin
Born Jérôme de Bontin
(1957-09-12) September 12, 1957 (age 57)
Paris, France
Nationality USA
Alma mater Amherst College
Occupation General manager

Jérôme de Bontin (September 12, 1957 in Paris) is a French businessman and football administrator.

Career[edit]

De Bontin studied in the United States and graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he attended at the same time as Albert II, Prince of Monaco. He later remained in the United States where he began a career in finance. He was director of Sustainability Investments L.L.C. and Mékar Financial Services, both companies based in Northbrook, Illinois.[1] He later became president and director of Crédit Agricole, a France-based retail bank. In addition, he was vice president of finance for Drexel Burnham Lambert and finance director of Rodman & Renshaw in Chicago.[2]

After his ventures in the financial sector, de Bontin pursued roles in soccer administration. In addition to holding coaching and referee licenses in the United States, he sits on the board of trustees for the United States Soccer Foundation.[3]

In June 2002, de Bontin was named director of Ligue 1 side AS Monaco FC. On April 10, 2008, he was promoted to interim president of the club after the resignation of Michel Pastor. He became the first non-Monégasque President of the club. On March 31, 2009, he resigned and was replaced by Étienne Franzi.[4]

On October 2, 2012, de Bontin was appointed General Manager of Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls, following the departure of Erik Solér.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Over the Hedge: New Green Hedge Fund of Funds". Social Funds. April 27, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rodman going where the money is". Chicago Sun Times. February 28, 1989. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Are Adu and Bradley Headed to Monaco?". AOL News. July 7, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Monaco struggling for survival". Sports Illustrated. January 23, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Former AS Monaco President Takes Over for General Manager & Sporting Director Erik Soler". New York Red Bulls. October 2, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013.