Eugene Tenenbaum joined the Chelsea board when Mr. Abramovich purchased the club in 2003 and has been a member of the board throughout a successful chapter in the club's history. Today Mr. Tenenbaum serves as the Director of the club and is also closely involved with the club’s charitable foundation, which during the past 10 years has given over £60 million to various causes in the UK, specifically focusing on fighting discrimination and promoting equality. Mr. Tenenbaum is also an ambassador for Chelsea’s campaign against anti-Semitism which was launched earlier this year.
Mr. Tenenbaum graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in economics. He also holds a bachelor's degree in commerce and finance from the same university. He later qualified as a chartered accountant, joining the Business Advisory Group at Price Waterhouse in Toronto in 1987. He then spent five years in corporate finance with KPMG in Toronto, Moscow and London, including three years as the national director of KPMG International between 1990 and 1993. Tenenbaum later served as director of corporate finance at Salomon Brothers between 1994 and 1998. Today he serves as the managing director of MHC-Services Ltd and sits on the board at EVRAZ plc.