Damien Rajot has been appointed as the on-site commercial director for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Rajot has over 30 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry and most recently worked in the executive management team at the Paris La Défense Arena, which serves as the home of Top 14 rugby club Racing 92 and is also set to host gymnastics and handball events at Paris 2024.

Prior to that, Rajot was an operations director at the Vinci Stadium network, which operated a number of venues across France and the rest of Europe. Rajot previously worked as the Stade de France’s consumer and sales director for 10 years from 2001, overseeing ticketing, catering, parking, digital tools, marketing and promotional campaigns.

He also helped create ticket sales network France Billet, where he worked for seven years from 1994 to 2001.

A 35,000-seat urban sports arena (pictured) is one of a number of venues that will be used during Paris 2024.

Andrew Croker has been appointed as the chairman of the advisory board at Oakwell Sports Advisory, a specialist corporate finance advisory firm that specialises in sports-related commercial challenges.

Croker has over 40 years of experience in the sports management and media sector, having worked for the likes of Ladbrokes and Cheerleader and serving as the first head of sport at BSkyB, the forerunner to Sky Sports. He also started and ran the global football division at the IMG agency.

Croker also co-founded digital sports rights agency Perform Group, which is now known as DAZN. He continues to serve as an advisor to Stats Perform, the leading sports data and streaming service, and also served as a consultant to Hawk-Eye for 10 years until 2019.

Oakwell is the retained advisor to CVC Capital Partners on its rugby investments.

Stuart Cain has officially left his role at the Ricoh Arena ahead of his move to Warwickshire County Cricket Club later this month.

Cain was appointed as Warwickshire’s new chief executive back in May and he will join the club after spending three years at Wasps Holdings Limited, where he held a number of positions, most recently chief executive.

Cain helped establish Wasps’ rugby and netball teams at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena following the move from London. Cain also developed the Ricoh Arena’s conference, exhibition and concert business.

Cain’s final day at the Ricoh Arena was July 3 and he will take up his new role at Warwickshire on July 27.

The WWE wrestling organisation has named Kristina Salen as its new chief financial officer.

Salen will begin the role on August 3 and will report directly to WWE chairman and chief executive Vince McMahon. Salen previously worked as the first chief financial officer at e-commerce company Etsy, where she grew the business from $895m (£707m/€791m) in gross sales to $3bn in four years.

Salen has worked as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Moda Operandi and Translation Enterprises/United Masters, and she also managed global media and telecom funds for Fidelity Investments.

Image: Paris 2024