RedBird Capital hires former football player Zlatan Ibrahimović as operating partner

Ibrahimović will also serve as a senior advisor to AC Milan ownership and senior management.

  • RedBird is a private investment firm
  • AC Milan is owned by RedBird 
  • Ibrahimović is a Swedish former football player

RedBird Capital Partners has appointed Zlatan Ibrahimović as an operating partner across its sports and media and entertainment investment portfolio.

Ibrahimović will also serve as a senior advisor to AC Milan ownership and senior management.

AC Milan is owned by RedBird.

In this role, Ibrahimović will help source and evaluate new investment opportunities for the firm and will advise RedBird portfolio companies on commercial projects, digital content strategies and strategic brand building initiatives to extend their presence on a global basis, the release said.

He is a Swedish former football player who won 34 trophies between Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona FC, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Ibrahimović, on 4 June 2023, announced his retirement from football following AC Milan’s final game of the Serie A season, capping his career with the Rossoneri.

New York-based RedBird is a private investment firm that invests in financial services, media & entertainment, and sports and experiential consumer.