Keith Edelman has been promoted to the position of Chairman for Revolution Bars, the 58-strong chain of vodka bars.

Edelman was appointed Managing Director at Arsenal in 2000 and the lifelong Spurs supporter was put in charge of all commercial and administrative activities at the club before being made President of Arsenal Ladies in 2007 after David Dein left the club.

Keith Edelman (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Keith Edelman (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Resigning as a Director with the club in May 2008, Edelman was kept on at the club as a consultant until 2009.

Revolution Bars are getting ready to float on the stock exchange and speaking after his appointment as Chairman and ahead of the IPO, Edelman told the press

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Revolution Bars Group as Chairman and I welcome Michael Shallow as an independent nonexecutive Director.

“I believe the group’s brands, the markets in which it operates and the experience of the Board in the UK retail and leisure sectors make it well placed to fulfil its growth ambitions.”

The company are expected to use the money raised from the floatation to expand the number of vodka bars it currently owns to 144.