WHO IS ANDREA RADRIZZANI?
Born in Milan, the 42-year-old is a public relations graduate and cofounder of London and Singapore based media rights group MP & Silva. Started in 2004, the company specialised in distributing broadcasting rights for the world’s major football leagues in China and Asia. Radrizzani was CEO until 2013. Following rapid growth, Chinese investment group Everbright Securities purchased a 65 per cent stake in MP & Silva for over $1billion in 2016. A genuine football fan, he is also the founder of Play for Change, a sports-centric charity that aims to help disadvantaged children through health and education programmes. Vastly experienced in negotiating broadcasting deals, Radrizzani is expected to ally with Derby chairman Mel Morris in fighting to improve the EFL’s £90m TV rights package.