Matt Southall and Jonathan Heller removed from Charlton Athletic's board of directors

Friday 20th March 2020

East Street Investments Limited have removed Matt Southall and Jonathan Heller from Charlton Athletic’s Board of Directors, says The Valley club.

Following their departure, Claudiu Florica and Marian Mihail have now been appointed to the Board at the Championship club.

The pair were appointed by the club’s shareholder, East Street Investments Limited, on Thursday afternoon.

The club’s majority shareholder His Excellency Tahnoon Nimer told “I am pleased to be able to appoint Claudiu and Marian to the Board so that Charlton can move forward.

“It has been a difficult few weeks for everyone involved at the football club and this is a positive step in the right direction.

“Our priority now is stabilising the short-term future of the football club in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and working with the EFL to get the club’s transfer embargo lifted to demonstrate our long-term commitment to Charlton Athletic.”

Florica and Mihail will host a meeting with the club's heads of department this morning.

Mihail is currently practising law in his own office in Bucharest, focusing on sport and aviation. 

He has a bachelor’s in law (2013) and LLM (2019) from the University of Bucharest and graduated from the Football Business Fundamentals Course at the Johan Cruyff Institute in 2014.

Florica founded Regal Sport Bucharest, a football academy, partnered with Atletico Madrid, in 2011. Regal Sport have since won multiple youth national championships with former players now representing some of Europe’s biggest clubs. 

Claudiu has an MSC from Polytechnical University of Bucharest, specialised in Avionics engineering. He has held different top management positions in multinational companies as France Telecom, Bull (Athos), Compaq, Hewlett Packard and Fujitsu Siemens.

At present, he runs different multi-million Euro businesses in Critical Infrastructures design, business process management, big data and artificial intelligence. 

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