Chelsea have confirmed that Christian Purslow is joining the club to run their global commercial activities.
The former Liverpool managing director joins the club with immediate effect.
A statement on the club’s website read: “The club has ambitious plans to build the Premier League's most pioneering global commercial programme, partnering with innovative and market-leading organisations from around the world.
“The club believes Mr Purslow has the vision and the leadership qualities to help us achieve these plans.
”Chelsea does not expect to announce any other senior appointments in the near future.
“As announced last week, Chairman Bruce Buck and Director Marina Granovskaia have assumed the executive responsibilities held by our former chief executive.”
Chief executive Ron Gourlay left Stamford Bridge last week.