Matt Pound will resign as managing director after three years in charge of World Table Tennis, the international federation has announced.
“It has been an honour to be involved in the development, creation and growth of WTT,” Pound said. “It has been my pleasure to lead and grow the team which is delivering such high standards on a daily basis and giving their all for the company. I will miss the team, but I have strong belief in them that they are ready to continue growing WTT and take the sport to even new heights.”
Pound joined the International Table Tennis Federation as head of media in 2013. Five years later, he became marketing director for the federation managing and developing all ITTF’s global commercial rights before being named managing director in 2020. Managing World Table Tennis through the pandemic, he contributed in doubling the commercial revenue of table tennis and tripling the fan base through a global series of table tennis events under the banner of WTT
“I extend heartfelt thanks to Matt for his remarkable contributions over the past decade,” WTT Chief Executive Officer Steve Dainton said. “He will forever be remembered as one of the founders of WTT and as someone who played a major role in advancing the commercial aspects of ITTF. I want to express my gratitude for his unwavering commitment to shaping WTT into what it is today. On behalf of the management, we wish Matt the very best in his forthcoming endeavours.”