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Date of birth: 12 January 1965
Executive Committee member since: 2021
Just Spee was elected onto the UEFA Executive Committee in April 2021. He is also president of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), having succeeded Michael van Praag in December 2019.
Prior to taking up his role at the KNVB, Spee’s recent experience within the football world had been mainly on the media side. On behalf of Endemol, he served on the Eredivisie media & marketing supervisory board for five years. In this role, he collaborated with professional football organisations, including the KNVB, to develop the commercial rights of Dutch premier league clubs. He also played football for his hometown club Royal Haarlem FC, before becoming treasurer.
Spee is a member of eight different supervisory boards, including UNICEF, the Amsterdam hospital OLVG, entertainment park Duinrell at Wassenaar and Brunel. Previously, as CEO of two major media companies (Endemol and Stage Entertainment), he built up a considerable network in the world of media and entertainment. Prior to this, Spee spent nearly eight years at Alvarez & Marsal – the world's leading organisation for turnarounds and crisis management – the last five of which were as managing director. In the early phase of his career, he worked for the multinational companies Procter & Gamble and Philips Electronics.