Peter Kenyon is pleased with the progress Chelsea have made during his tenure and has backed the team to go on and win the Champions League.
The outgoing chief executive, who has confirmed that he is leaving the Stamford Bridge post next month, has been with the club for the last six years, all of which have been largely successful.
Kenyon said: "When we joined, the two clubs that had constantly won the Premiership were Manchester United and Arsenal. Chelsea broke that cartel. We are now seen as a very serious European football club.
"I admit that you have to win the Champions League at some point - it elevates you to one of a select group of clubs.
"We have grown the business and doubled the turnover. We have a squad that is as good as any and better than most.
"Lots has been made about our investment in players but we've also invested heavily in the foundations of the club, which will stand us in good stead for many years to come.
"Roman Abramovich's investment has been fantastic for Chelsea. He's put money in and he's committed for the long term for the right reasons.
"We've got secured ownership with secured financing. We've never shied away from the amount of money we have invested in the club."