LONDON: Chelsea on Wednesday announced the appointment of Todd Boehly as the new chairman of Chelsea, and several new board members, who have joined the club.
The Blues were successfully acquired last month by a group headed by American financier Boehly.
Following the announcement that Bruce Buck will retire after 19 years as chairman, he assumes the position.
Chelsea also announced the resignation of Marina Granovskaia as director; Boehly will fill in until a permanent replacement is found.
But to aid in the transition, Granovskaia will "remain available" to the team throughout the summer transfer window.
"As custodians of Chelsea FC, we now begin executing our long-term vision and plan for the club, creating an outstanding experience for its passionate, loyal fans and continuing to challenge for top honours in line with Chelsea FC's decorated history," said Boehly.
"Working together, side-by-side, we are firmly committed to winning, both on and off the pitch. For us, that effort has begun."