The erstwhile CEO of Deloitte becomes the commissioner of Women’s National Basketball Association. NBA commissioner, Adam Silver announced this news yesterday.The new CEO will join from 17th July. By the time, Engelbert’s four years long term as the CEO of the consulting firm will come to an end. The previous CEO of WNBA, Lisa Borders resigned in October.

Engelbert said in her statement, “I see tremendous opportunity to bolster visibility for the sport of women’s basketball, empower the players and enhance fan engagement. I look forward to using my business expertise and passion for basketball to promote women in the game and beyond, and to working with the teams and world-class athletes to help grow this league and world-class athletes to help grow this league into a thriving business.”

NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver added to this, “The WNBA will be benefiting significantly from her more 30 years business and operation experiences including revenue generation, sharp entrepreneurial instincts and proven management abilities.”


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