Kolkata: New Indian Super League (ISL) side SC East Bengal appointed retired Colonel Shivaji Samaddar as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on Monday.
Presently Royal Calcutta Golf Club’s (RCGC) CEO, he will join his new job from October 16.
“We welcome Colonel Shivaji Samaddar (Retd) as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation. Colonel Shivaji Samaddar (Retd) is vastly experienced and we are confident that he will lead our team from the front,” Shree Cement joint MD Prashant Bangur said.
Colonel Samaddar served the Indian Army for 27 years from 1979-2006. Since then he has worked in several corporate companies.
SCEB have earlier appointed Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler as new head coach.
“I am very proud to join Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation. The club has a rich history of 100 years. We will undertake all measures to live up to the expectation of our fans and take the professional legacy of the club forward,” Colonel Shivaji Samaddar said.
“We are entering the ISL for the first time and I look forward to a fruitful association with the club,” he added.