AGUSTI AlbertoConsultant in Sports & Entertainment Projects and President of the Real Club Tennis of Barcelona
ADALBERT VickyVice President – Head of Legal
Vicky Adalbert leads the legal department of Eurosport.
She is an experienced media and litigation lawyer.
She is responsible for overseeing the company’s legal, compliance and litigation matters. She leads all legal efforts supporting the company’s main activities such as sports rights acquisitions, Olympics, distribution, advertising sales, digital services and organisation of sporting events.
Vicky joined Eurosport in 2014, after 13 years in private practice, leading the media and telecoms departments of Vogel & Vogel a law firm based in Paris. She was in charge of strategic antitrust, commercial, regulatory and litigation matters for clients such as TF1, NBC Universal and Bouygues Telecom. She participated in the most important cases of the last decade in her areas of expertise (French and European competition and distribution law).
AGUSTI AlbertoConsultant in Sports & Entertainment Projects and President of the Real Club Tennis of Barcelona
Alberto Agustí Garcia-Navarro (born on June 22nd 1958), is a consultant in Sports & Entertainment projects. With previous high positions, such as CEO of the Spanish Basketball Professional League from 2011 to 2013, or CEO of Havas Sports & Entertainment Iberia for almost 10 years, the businessman has always mixed his two areas of interest: sports and business. Thanks to his two passions, he not only received the bronze medal of Sports Merit of the Spanish Sports Ministry, but also the title of Best Sports Professional Manager in 2010. Besides his current role as a consultant, Agustí still holds many other responsibilities, such as President of R.C Tennis Barcelone, President of Sports Cultura Barcelona, and Vice President Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.
AIT SAID SamirSteady rings European Champion
Samir Aït Saïd is a French gymnast, born on 1 November 1989 in Champigny-sur-Marne, where he began gymnastics at RSCC. Spotted at the age of 11 by Philippe Carmona, coach of the pole of hope of Antibes, he joined the group of southern France and trained, notably with Éric Casimir and Florent Marée. In 2004, he joined the French team and took the national and European junior titles to the rings in 2006. He entered the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP) known as the Land of Champions to benefit from all the conditions necessary for a successful performance. An injury prevents him from taking part in the London Olympics, but that does not stop him because he becomes European Champion at the Rings in 2013 in Moscow. In 2016, he was a member of the French delegation to the Olympic Games in Rio. Hoping for a new medal, he is seriously injured during the qualifications. Today Samir is unstoppable; he won a silver medal during the Bercy World Cup last September and plans be on the podium of the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
ALAIZE Jean BaptisteFrance long jump champion
Jean Baptiste Alaize was born on May 10, 1991. In 1994, during the genocide in Burundi, soldiers cut his right tibia with a machete, and then murdered his mother in front of him. In April 1997, he arrived in France to be equipped, then was later naturalized French in 1998. He discovered athletics in 2006, and thanks to the global awareness around the disabled in sports, 10 international meetings are now organized each year. Jean-Baptiste Alaize becomes a world junior champion and world record holder in the junior category and under 23 in the long jump. After these victories, he made several competitions and a few years later won different titles such as: France senior champion in the long jump in 2011, France record in the indoor long jump in 2014 and 2015, and 200m gold medalist in 2015. In 2016, the athlete is once again not only France champion in the long jump with a new record of France with 6.57 meters, but also 200m indoor French champion. Jean Baptiste Alaize is committed and wants to leave his mark by helping to change the image of disability in the world. He supports the "Les emplaqués" association, which collects blood platelets donations to fight leukemia. He is also a guest speaker for companies and schools where he discusses issues such as integration through sport, and how to turn a disability into an asset. Today, Jean-Baptiste is trained by Daniel Darien at the CREPS of Boulouris.
ANDERSON SonnyFootball Champion
Born in Brasil, he was one of the best forward in the ’90. He played and won Ligue 1 with As Monaco and twice with OL. He also played with Barcelona. Today, he is a consultant on the French Tv Bein Sport.
BAUM NickPresident of North Beach Ventures
Nick was born near Philadelphia, educated at Marlborough College in England, and has been based in France for most of his professional life. Now President of North Beach Ventures, consulting in International Marketing Communications, Nick’s career was spent in advertising, essentially at Ogilvy and BDDP, which became TBWA, the “Disruption Agency”. He was also head of the European network of EURO RSCG for 4 years. Under his tenure, TBWA France was elected “Most Creative Agency in the World”, 4 years out of 5 at the Cannes advertising festival. He is now on the advisory board of Sandbox Industries, a Chicago-based investment company specialising in the health and food sector, and also works with clients in the wine and sporting industries. His career was internationally focussed. Ken Roman, former CEO of Ogilvy, refers to Nick as ‘the king of internationalists”. He is writing a book called “Born in Duty Free”. Nick is a keen sportsman, former rugby player, still passionate about the game, and follows most sports avidly. He sails, skis, plays bad golf and tennis, and has just returned from salmon fishing in Scotland. Nick has been a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club for longer than he cares to remember. He taught at the American College in Paris, and International Communications at Sciences Po in Paris for several years. When not travelling, he lives in Paris and Ramatuelle near St Tropez. He is married to Anne, and has three daughters, living in Mallorca, Paris and Cambodia, and several grandchildren.
BECKER JeanDirector & screenwriter
Jean Becker is a French director and screenwriter born on May 10, 1938 in Paris. He began his career as an assistant director for his father Jacques Becker but also collaborated with other renowned filmmakers such as Julien Duvivier and Henri Verneuil. In the early 1960s, the apprentice director signed a few thrillers starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, such as Un nommé La Rocca (1961) and Echappement libre (1964). Just like his father, modesty and elegance are found in his early work. His movie, Tendre voyou, (1966) confirms that his filiation was not only genetic, but also aesthetic. After a long silence of nearly twenty years, Eté Meurtrier (1983), which reveals Alain Souchon in Cinema, put him in the foreground. The film gets a huge success, was nominated for a Cesar and presented at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1994, Elisa was acclaimed positively by the public, and projected Vanessa Paradis on the top of the cinematographic scene. Jean Becker often chooses to perform with his friends actors such as Jacques Villeret and André Dussollier, whom he directed in Les Enfants du Marais (1998), a nostalgic movie portraying moments of happiness in life; also in Un Crime au paradis (2000), a satyr story about the relationship between a couple in which there is no love anymore. Both films earned honourable box office scores. Jean Becker decided then to specialized in drama comedy. Later, Becker chose to reunite two figures of French cinema for La Tête en friche: Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus.
BLARDONE MassimilianoAlpine Ski
Italian skier he attended only the Giant Slalom. He won 6 times in the World Cup. Nowadays he is commentator for the Italian TV.
BOURDON NicolasSVP MARKETING
Joining EVS as director of marketing and communications in October 2005, Nicolas brings over 10 years of B-to-B marketing experience. His role at EVS involves maintaining and developing the EVS brand and positioning the company as a leader in sports, news and studio production markets.
Being in charge of the marketing strategy of the group Nicolas has implemented numerous international and regional branding, promotion, and product launch campaigns which have led to a rapid diversification of EVS on the broadcast and media markets. Today Nicolas is managing the worldwide marketing and training activities of the company.
Before joining EVS, Nicolas spent six years as communications and marketing manager for Sabena Technics, an international group specialized in aviation technical maintenance based in Brussels. He has a Master degree in Business Sciences, Marketing and Finance from HEC - University of Liège in Belgium.
Flavio Briatore was born on 12 April 1950 in Verzuolo, northern Italy. Coming from a family of schoolteachers, he attended secondary school in order to become a geometer. But the young man seems more passionate about his long winters spent in the Italian Alps as a ski instructor. In the early 1970s, the future Italian businessman acquires his first restaurant. Passionate about finance, Flavio Briatore moves to Milan to work on the stock market. He meets Luciano Benetton. This encounter with the creator of the famous brand of ready-to-wear will change his destiny. Flavio is entrusted with the American market of Benetton. The experience is a total success. The businessman, he was invited by his boss to attend his first Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1988. The following year Flavio Briatore became manager of the Benetton Formula team. Revolutionary, the Briatore method proves its worth. In 1994, the team won its first world title of the pilots thanks to Michael Schumacher. After a break, to create the world's most luxurious nightclubs, the young fifty-year-old was appointed director of the French team Renault F1 Team in 2000, with which he won two new titles in 2005 and 2006 thanks to the talented Spanish driver Fernando Alonso.
BROSSARD HervéPresident of Omnicom Media Group
Hervé Brossard joined DDB in 1977 and later became Chairman and CEO of the DDB France group in 1989. In March 2000, he was Chairman of DDB Continental Europe and in November 2002 became Vice President of DDB Worldwide in New York and Paris. At the same time, Hervé Brossard is elected president of the Association of Communication Consulting Agencies (AACC), a trade union that groups communication companies in France from 2004 to 2009. In 2008, Hervé Brossard was appointed by Jean-Louis Borloo (Minister of Ecology, Development and Sustainable Development) Chairman of the Operational Committee "Awareness, information and training of the public on environment and sustainable development". In this capacity and that of the AACC, it is a signatory for the professions of the Grenelle Environment Law. Since the end of 2008, he has been appointed by Omnicom as Chairman of OMNICOM MEDIA GROUP France while retaining his position as Vice Chairman of DDB Worldwide. Hervé Brossard is also a director of the Professional Advertising Regulatory Authority (ARPP), a Knight of the National Order of Merit and a member of the Association Le Siècle.
BULLOCK TomHead of Legal Affairs
As Head of Legal Affairs at ATP Media, Tom oversees all right sales and contractual matters for the broadcast arm of the ATP World Tour, working closely with ATP Media’s CEO and COO. Tom trained and qualified as a corporate lawyer at leading Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy before specialising on commercial sports law at Onside Law, where he worked in particular in tennis and golf. After becoming ATP Media’s first Head of Legal Affairs in 2015, Tom has played a leading role in standardising ATP Media’s broadcasting rights deals, ensuring that there is a consistent legal structure in place when broadcasters are purchasing rights from the company. Tom’s remit is increasingly broad, covering legal matters relating to broadcast rights, data exploitation, corporate advice and piracy. He works on a day to day basis very closely with the ATP.
“Duncan Burbidge is CEO of StreamAMG – the pan-European advanced media group that includes StreamUK. He co-founded the group in 2001 and has overseen its cash-funded growth to deliver video to more subscribers than any other independent digital media entity. Today the client list includes the BBC, William Hill, Ladbrokes, Liverpool Football Club, Google and the Football League and over the next three years the group is focussed on expanding its continental Europe sport offering – giving content owners a profitable way to retain their brand values whilst servicing and expanding their fan base.”
CAFFI AlexF1 Champion
Alessandro Caffi, better known as Alex Caffi, is a former Italian car racer. After three seasons in the Italian Formula 3 championship, he entered Formula 1 at the end of 1986 on the occasion of his national grand prix. At the end of his Formula 1 career, he started endurance races. In 2007, he participated in the Grand Prix Master Championship, where former Formula 1 drivers competed, and in 2011 to the Rally of Monte Carlo where he was ranked eleventh.
Born in Italy, Tania was a diver until 2016. She is very famous in her home country with a good palmares including prices such as : Silver medalist during the Olympic Games in Rio 2016, Gold Medalist in the Dive Worl Cup and 20 times gold medalist in the European dive cup.
CHIAPPUCCI ClaudioWorld Bicycle Road Race Legend
Born in the Milan area, Claudio is being called « el Diablo » and was a really famous italian biker. He participated in several races such as the Giro d’Italia (where he arrived two times 2nd) and the Tour de France. He won the silver medal during the World Championship on wheels in 1994. Today, he is working as sport commentator on the Italian TV.
COBOS JoseFootball star champion
Born in Strasbourg, Cobos is known as playing defender in french teams like the PSG, Nice,Strasbourg, Toulouse, as well as in spain. He won many Cups, such as the European cup, the French cup and the Ligua cup. Today, he decided to focus on his political life, and is running as legislative candidate in Nice.
D’AMBROSIO JérômeFormule E
Jerome is a belgium pilot who participated in 20 F1 Grand Prix between 2012 and 2013. In 2014 he joined the Formula E Championship with Dragon Racing team, finishing his first season 4th and the next one 5th. Today, Jerome is still a pilot in this discipline.
DACOURT OlivierFootball Champion
Born in Paris, Dacourt was a defensif midfielder that played with F.C. Internazionale and AS ROMA. He won 3 Serie A, 1 Italy Supercup and 1 Coupe de la Ligue. He also played 21 times in the National team of France winning 2 times the Confederations Cup. Today, Olivier is journalist and consultant at Canal +.
DAVID RonanChief Editor
Ronan DAVID is Chief Editor of the website www.droitdusport.com, first digital publisher in France specializing in sports law. He is also Chief Editor of Football Legal, a journal dedicated to football law, a must-have for all football law stakeholders.
Ronan was previously a business lawyer with the French law firm Fidal.
He was also Chief Editor of Lamy droit économique
DEHU FrédéricFootball Champion
Born in France he was a central defender that played in Lens, PSG and OM. He also played 5 times in the National team of France. He won the Ligue 1 title with Lens and many other French Cups. Today, Dehu is coach.
DUNNE FrankChief Sports Writer
Frank Dunne is the Chief Sports Writer for the SportBusiness Group, contributing to the group’s three main titles – SportBusiness International, TV Sports Markets and Sports Sponsorship Insider – with a strong emphasis on the football industry.
Frank had two spells as Editor of TV Sports Markets, first between 2001 and 2003, and most recently from May 2010 to June 2015. He began working for TV Sports Markets as a Reporter in 1999, gaining a reputation for his authoritative coverage of European football and media regulation.
In 2009, he wrote the book The Business of TV Sport for the SportBusiness Group. He has also contributed to a number of group publications, including The Football Media Money League, European TV & Sports Rights, The Future of Sports Marketing and World Football Leagues and TV Rights.
From 2003 to 2010, while still contributing to TVSM, he worked as a freelance football writer, focusing on Italian football. Among other things, he covered the ‘Calciopoli’ match-fixing scandal for the Independent and the Juventus doping trial for the Financial Times.
In 2008, his book on youth football coaching methods in Italy, Coaching Champions, was published by Reedswain. He has also edited a book on football stadiums for FIFA.
EPSTEIN Guy-LaurentMarketing Director
Guy-Laurent Epstein is the Marketing Director of UEFA Events S.A. set up in 2009 as a wholly owned UEFA subsidiary company; it manages the marketing and commercial interests of UEFA.
In 2002, Guy-Laurent joined UEFA as TV & Sponsorship Manager and soon became Head of Marketing Activities. In 2005, he created the Media Rights unit which is responsible for the overall sales of broadcast rights for UEFA competitions. Thereafter in 2010, he was appointed Marketing Director, responsible for the on-going development of all marketing and commercial activities, including brand, media and sponsorship, across all UEFA competitions.
After graduating from Paris IX Dauphine University in 1990 with a Masters in applied mathematics and social science and since gained an MBA from ESSEC Business School also in Paris, Guy-Laurent started his career as a financial consultant for Arthur Andersen before moving into the field of sports marketing. He worked on the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France before joining ISL Marketing where he was responsible for the licensing and merchandising for the 2002 FIFA World Cup held in South Korea and Japan. In 2001, he joined the marketing division of FIFA, overseeing the development and implementation of the World Cup licensing programme.
EURLINGS CamielChairman of the IOC Communication commission
Camiel Eurlings started his career in the political domain. At the age of 20 he was elected in the Council of his home city of Valkenburg. Four years later he was elected as youngest representative in the Netherlands National Parliament. After six years of serving as national politician he led his party into European elections. In the European parliament he became leader of the Christian Democratic Appeal delegation. He also served as Co-Chairman of the Europe-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Commission. In 2006 he was elected as vice-president of the European’s People’s Party. Early 2007 Mr. Eurlings returned to national politics to serve as the Dutch Minister of Transport, Civil Works and Water Management. From 2011 on, Camiel Eurlings has worked in the private sector. He spent the first 4 years at Royal Dutch Airlines KLM, first as managing director Cargo of Air France and KLM and later as CEO of KLM. Since the end of 2014 Camiel Eurlings has served as member of the Board of Directors of American Express Global Business Travel. In 2011 and 2012, Camiel Eurlings presided the Dutch Olympic Flame Alliance. The purpose of the alliance was to investigate the opportunities for a renewed Dutch bid for organising the Olympic Games 100 years after 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. In 2013 Eurlings was elected as member of the International Olympic Committee. In the IOC he is member of the Finance Commission. Since 2015 he is Chairman of the Communication Commission of the IOC. Camiel Eurlings is a passionate of sport. His favourite sports are Cycling, Tennis, Diving and Sailing. The last years his sports focus is predominantly on training for, and running marathons.
Former France athlete, she kept the France high jump record from 1983 until 2007 (1,95 m). She won 3 medals during the Indoor European Championships, a bronze one in Budapest and La Haye, a silver one in Goteborg 1984.
After her retirement she became chronicler, radio and TV announcer.
From 2017 she has joined the famous radio show « Super Moscato Show » on RMC, and she participates in many TV programmes.
FIGO LuisTeqball Ambassador
FITZPATRICK NickPartner and Global Co-Chair of the Media, Sport & Entertainment Sector
Nick Fitzpatrick co-chairs our Global Media, Sport and Entertainment sector. He is a sports and media lawyer with over 20 years' experience, including substantial experience of negotiating and structuring complex arrangements for the exploitation of media rights across all platforms, brand exploitation, event organisation, sports administration, copyright, gambling and advertising. He advises clients from US studios and international broadcasters to major sports rights holders. He is also an intellectual property specialist, with particular focus on copyright. He is co-author of "Flint, Fitzpatrick and Thorne, A User's Guide to Copyright" now in its sixth edition.
FRANKEN JohannesHead of Digital
FRESI SalvatoreChampion de Football
Salvatore Fresi is a former Italian football player who played as defense. He was selected six times in the italian team between 1995 and 1999.
FREY SebastienFootball Champion
Born in Haute-Savoie, he played as goalkeeper in the best Italian teams, winning 1 Italian Cup with Parma and named best Serie A goalkeeper in 2000,2007 and 2008. He also played 2 times in the National team of France. He finished his career in 2015 in the Turkish team of Bursaspor.
GALLAS WilliamTeqball Ambassador
GASTÓ RogerHead of Digital Products
Roger is a Digital Business Unit Director with more than 15 years of professional experience in Internet and digital business environments, leading teams and building, marketing, selling and managing online products and businesses, especially in the digital contents industry, online classifieds and sports.
Roger Gastó is currently Head of Digital Products at FC Barcelona.
He’s been working at the club since 2014 and he was directly involved on the Barça Fans project, the Barça GamePass and BarçaVideo; and the Club's digital properties, the Web and the App.
In 2014, he completed his PDD – Management development Program at IESE Business School.
Roger has great experience in Digital Business, Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation and Team Leadership”
GATTYAN GyörgyVice President
GIRARDELLI MarcWorld Alpine Ski Legend
Born in Austria he was a big Alpine skier who represented Luxemburg. He won 2 silver Medals during the 1992 Olympic Games and many medals in the World Cup. He was one of the biggest skiers during the ’90.
Girardelli is a writer today.
GLEASURE JohnChief Commercial Officer
John is one of the founders of Perform and is currently the CCO of DAZN and a member of the Board for Perform Group. Over the past 11 years, John has overseen all Commercial Partnerships and Rights Relationships and its International expansion across the globe. John has over 23 years’ experience within the Sports, Entertainment and Music business having previously spent time at Sky Sports, EMI Records, Hutchison Whampoa and Sony Pictures.
HARNOIS MarlèneOlympic Bronze Medalist in Taekwando and two time European champion
HARNOIS MarlèneOlympic Bronze Medalist in Taekwando and two time European champion
Born in Montreal (Canada), the taekwondo prodigy quickly emerged on the international scene in junior divisions. Invited by the French Taekwondo Federation (FFTDA) as part of an International Francophone Solidarity program, she exiled in France at the age of 14 carried by her Olympic dream. In 2008, she received her French citizenship just a few days before winning the gold medal at the European Championships. In the wake of this achievement, the French-Canadian champion has risen to the first place at the world ranking, won a second European title and a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Her vision of Olympism, however, is not limited to sport excellence since her most meaningful victory is to give back to society by sharing the values of sport and inspiring youth in the realization of their dream. Thus, in 2014, she founded in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the “Fondation Heart Angel” to help promote education, culture and sport. Driven by the desire to share her experience, she mentored the young Ivorian prodigies Cheick Cissé and Ruth Gbagbi on their Olympic journey until their historic victories at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. In parallel to her humanitarian commitments in West Africa and as a Champion for Peace for the Peace and Sport Organization, Marlene Harnois is a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee and the European Taekwondo Union. She is also a special advisor on development policies through sport, a conference speaker and consultant for France Télévisions during the Olympic Games.
HERRERO DanielWriter and former rugby player
Daniel Herrero is a former French rugby player who later became coach of the XV de France team. He is part of the big family of rugby players who have marked the history of Toulon’s rugby club. Today, Herrero continues to live his passion for sport by writing columns published in the Journal du Dimanche, covering important matches for Sud Radio, and in many occasions, appearing as a guest speaker for conferences during which he closely links the sport world (rugby more precisely) and the business world : two industries which according to him, share similar values.
HOULLIER GérardGlobal Sporting Director Red Bull Soccer
Gérard Houllier is a highly respected French football manager. Since 2012 Houllier has been Head of Global Football for Red Bull. At Red Bull, he is responsible for the development and sporting performance of the entire Red Bull family of soccer clubs. He is also a consultant to the club Olympique Lyonnais. Houllier started his coaching career with Le Touquet Athletic Club and US Noeux-les-Mines before taking charge of RC Lens in 1982, moving on to Paris Saint-Germain FC three years later. He guided the club to the title in his first season in charge, at the same time becoming the technical director of the French Football Federation (FFF) in 1988 and holding the post for the next decade. He coached the French national team between 1992 and 1993. More success followed at Liverpool FC, which he managed from 1998-2004, most notably in 2000-01 with victories in the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup becoming the first club to win three knockout competitions in one season. This triple win is still considered the finest moment in the club's illustrious history. After six major trophies in six seasons, Houllier left Liverpool in 2004, returning to France to guide Olympique Lyonnais to league titles in each of his seasons in charge. He was part of UEFA's and FIFA's Technical Study Group in the 2006, 2010 World Cup finals and the head of the FIFA's Technical Study Group for 2014 World Cup 2014. He became manager of Aston Villa in September 2010, before stepping down in June 2011 for health reasons. He has been awarded the Légion d'Honneur for his services to French football, and an OBE for services to British football.
Ruth Hoy is a lawyer advising sports industry clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property issues. She has a particular specialism in IP rights in databases, and has represented the English and Scottish professional football leagues (through Football DataCo Limited) for many years in connection with the protection and enforcement of database rights in live football match day data. She has been involved in a number of cases against bookmakers and data businesses which have been taken to the Court of Justice of the European Union, and has recently been advising in relation to the Commission's consultation on the application and impact of the Database Directive. World Trade Mark Review describes Ruth as “An effective and frequent communicator who flags all the issues and lays her advice out in a comprehensive and commercial way, she really makes life easy for clients.” Ruth “tell(s) you what (she) really think(s) and why, and give(s) guidance that helps you make the right business decisions”. Ruth is also ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as an "IP Star" for the UK.
HUSZAR ViktorVice President
Robin Jellis is the Editor of TV Sports Markets, the leading publication on the TV sports rights industry. TV Sports Markets provides analysis and hard-to-get information on media-rights deals around the world.
Robin began writing for TV Sports Markets as a Reporter in February 2013, where he was responsible for coverage of media rights markets in Europe, while also reporting on sponsorship deals for Sports Sponsorship Insider – the SportBusiness Group publication focused on the sponsorship industry. He was promoted to Senior Reporter for TV Sports Markets in December 2014, before being promoted to Editor in June 2015.
Robin is a gold standard NCTJ-accredited journalist. He began his career in journalism at the Sportsbeat press agency in February 2012, while studying for his NCTJ diploma. In his time at Sportsbeat he wrote articles for various clients including the Press Association, various sport federation websites and national newspapers. He graduated from the University of Warwick in 2011 with a BA in History.
KAREMBEU ChristianTeqball Ambassador
KERSCHBAUMER KenEditorial Director
Ken Kerschbaumer is executive director, editorial services, of the Sports Video Group and SVG Europe. He has been writing about how sports networks and leagues use video and audio technology to deliver a quality TV experience since 1991 when began his career at Television Broadcast magazine and TVB Europe.
In 1998 he was named editor of Digital Television magazine before joining Broadcasting & Cable in 2000 as senior editor, technology.
He left Broadcasting & Cable in 2005 to begin SVG. Today the organisation has a global presence as it supports advances in sports content creation and distribution.
LAMBIN BERTI YvetteGeneral Secretary of the Monaco Olympic Committee
Member of the Monaco Olympic Committee since 1976 and General Secretary since April 1994. President of the Monaco Swimming Sport Association since 1975. Vice President of the Monaco Swimming Federation since 1976. Sports Director of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Games of the Small States of Europe in 1987. Member of the Executive Committee of the Games of the Small States of Europe since 1989 . Vice President, responsible for coordination of the Organising Committee of the 101th IOC Session in 1993. Responsible for the organization of the 30th General Assembly of the EOC in 2001. President of the Organizing Committee of the 12th Games of the Small States of Europe in 2007.Commissioner-General of the organization of the 127th IOC Session in Monaco in December 2014. Member of the Sports Book Prize since its creation in 1997. Commissioner-General of the National Education, Youth and Sports Ministry from 1993 to 2009. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, permanently delegated by the Principality of Monaco under UNESCO in Paris since January 2010.
Matt has a great experience across the sports data business having joined Opta 7 years ago. He has previously been responsible for developing our business in France, progressively moving into more central positions to ensure the management of the company biggest account with a special focus on broadcasters such as Canal+ and beIN Sports. In his current role of SVP for Opta Matt is now playing a lead role in establishing and implementing Opta sports data rights, collection and distribution strategies.
LORENZO MENA AlfredoIntegrity and Security Director
Alfredo Lorenzo was born in 1970, is currently the Integrity and Security Director of LaLiga, (Spanish Professional Football League).
Mr. Lorenzo studied Law at the University of Salamanca and after that joined the National Police reaching the rank of Chief Inspector after 18 years in service, developing his career in antiterrorist and antiriot units, being awarded with several medals and public recognitions for his work. His last appointment was Head of the National Football Information Point being responsible for the security of the National Football Team, international information exchange and coordination of match commanders among other tasks. In 2012 he left the Police in a voluntary leave and worked for and oil&gas company being involved in security of expatriates and assets of the company worldwide.
In January 2015 he was called to create the Security Department at LaLiga and in June he was appointed to deal with Integrity matters. The Department, he is leading, is in charge of the implementation of the Integrity policy in professional football, fighting against corruption, manipulation of the competition and illegal betting as well as activities related to violence prevention and security and safety standards in the First and the Second football categories. These activities are carried out in close cooperation with the Compliance Officer and the Legal Department in order to build a robust structure rooted in transparency, accountability and rule of law.
During his years in the Police, he has been deeply engaged in sport events at national and international level. Acting as liaison officer or head of delegation in major events such as 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Torino, 2006 World Cup in Germany, 2008 Summer Olympics Games in Beijing, 2008 Euro Cup in Austria-Switzerland, 2010 World Cup in South Africa and 2011 Confederations Cup in Brazil.
LUER MarcusGroup CEO, Sportsfix
Marcus Luer is the Group CEO of TSA (Total Sports Asia) Asia’s leading global sports marketing agency which he founded 20 years ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is also the Co-Founder of GLORY Sports International (GSI), the #1 Kickboxing League in the world and the creator of Branded Real Estate.
Marcus’ latest venture is the in the Digital space where he launched SPORTSFIX in ASEAN. Sportsfix is a live and on Demand OTT platform targeted towards the new generation of sports fans which heavily consume content on their mobile devices.
Marcus is a thought after industry expert, consulting to both Rights Holders and multinational corporations and has been featured on CNBC, BBC News, Bloomberg Asia and international newspapers and a variety of magazines.
Sports Business International (SBI) magazine voted him into the “SBI 200 Team” in 2014, comprising of the most influential leaders in the industry over the past 18 years (he was one of only two Asian Agency heads on the list).
MAHE PatrickJournalist, writer and publisher
Patrick Mahé was a journalist and an International correspondent for France Soir and Le Figaro. Then, he was Editor-in-chief of Paris-Match (1981-1996), CEO of Télé 7 Jours (1996-2006), of Première (2003-2005) and of Bon Voyage (2000-2005). He managed the editorial of the Filipacchi edition in the 90's, then the Du Rocher edition (2008-2011) and led several collections, at the Chêne edition (Illustrated books) and at the Cherche-Midi edition (Documents). As an author, he published about forty books, half of which are album-books and about ten are dedicated to the sea and the Celtic world theme. He is president of the Book Exhibition, which he created six years ago in Brittany, at Vannes (Morbihan).
MARSH JakeHead of Integrity
Jake is Head of Integrity at Perform, a leading digital sports content and media group. He leads projects for governing bodies and rights holders focused on mitigating the threat from betting corruption and match-fixing. These projects utilise the capabilities of the Perform Integrity Unit including betting monitoring and analysis, intelligence and investigations, to provide support to sport governing bodies and rights holders in protecting their competitions and reputation. Alongside its global in-house intelligence resources, the Perform Integrity Unit has established an extensive network of industry relationships based on mutual collaboration and trust. Jake is also responsible for overseeing the integrity and anti-corruption processes for our global fast data services. Over the past 14 years he has worked in fraud and anti-corruption investigations in various sectors having been in private investigations and risk management, while also specialising in certain areas of sport governance.
MAYER KevinOlympic vice-champion of decathlon
Kévin Mayer, born February 10, 1992 in Argenteuil, is a French athlete, specialist in combined events. He studies Physical Measure at the IUT of Montpellier in parallel to his sports career.
He established the current French record with 8,834 points in Rio in 2016 and during the European champion in Belgrade in 2017, he set a new European record in the heptathlon with 6,479 points; he became world champion in London in 2017, totalling 8,768 pts. He thus becomes the first French athlete sacred in this discipline.
A native of Drôme in southeast France, Mayer excelled in combined events from a young age; his achievements from his youth career include winning gold medals in the octathlon at the 2009 World Youth Championships, in the decathlon at the 2010 World Junior Championships and at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships, establishing a new national junior record at the latter. In 2012 his first steps in the senior category were difficult, and Kevin hardly qualified for the Olympics.After a steady evolution in the following years, he won his first senior medals in back-to-back European Championships, winning silver in both the heptathlon at the 2013 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Gothenburg and the decathlon at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zürich, setting personal best scores in both competitions.At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Mayer won his first Olympic medal, silver, with a personal best of 8,834 points. This performance is currently the sixth-best personal record in the men's decathlon and fourth-best by a European decathlete. In August 2017 Kévin Mayer, 25, became the world champion of the decathlon with 8,768 points, the world's best performance of the year. He won the twelfth gold medal for France at a world championship and became the seventh French athlete to win an individual title. Nicknamed "the Apollo of the tracks", Kevin Mayer is today a world figure that owes its success to many years of sacrifices and hard efforts.
MERLIN AlessandraAlpine ski World cup champion
Alessandra Merlin is an Italian alpine skier, and a silver medalist of the 1999 World Cup events in St. Moritz.
MORANDINI ClaudiaAlpine Ski Champion and TV Reporter
Claudia Morandini is a TV reporter, radio commentator, and a former Alpine ski champion in slalom. She was a member of the Italian national team from 1998 to 2009. After her career as a skier, she became a TV and radio commentator, working with channels like Rai Sport, Sky Sport and Eurosport since 2009.
Former Rugby player, he was France Champion in 1991 and in 1998 with Bordeaux-Bègles and Stade français, and he played 4 times in the National team.
He became coach after his retirement from 1999 until 2006 and he also started his actor, humorist and radio announcer career.
Nowadays he is the presenter of « Super Moscato Show » on RMC, the famous radio show on the last news on the Sport world.
NATCHOO DiegoSemi finalist of the French boxing championships
Diego Natchoo Junior, born June 7, 1992 in Marseille, grown up with his sister by his mother. At 13 years old, he is pushing for the first time the door of a boxing room, without really hanging on to this sport. After spending several years in the suburbs of Marseille, Diego realizes that if he wants to get out and succeed his life, he must leave the street. At the age of 19, he enrolled in a boxing club and took an amateur license. Fascinated by this sport, he invested 100%. He sees life only through boxing. He will chain 36 amateur fights for only a dozen defeats and will succeed in raising himself in the semi-finals of the Championships of France amateurs of the middleweight category. It is on 04 July 2015, that he will make his first professional fight in Marseille in his stronghold. Spotted by Jacques Patrac during one of his first fights, Diego will leave Marseille to settle in Cap D'Agde. Licensed to the club Patrac Brothers, he is now surrounded by a serious structure and he will chain 14 fights without knowing defeat. On March 28, 2017, he is proposed to meet off-the-cuff the championship of France super-middleweight (superior to his weight), the terrible puncher Shamil Ismailov who totals 17 fights for 15 victories including 12 acquired by KO. Diego, who fears no one and has no doubts, takes up the challenge. He will make the limit against this formidable boxer and will bow two judges to one. On the strength of this result, he is now expected to be the future French Mean Weight Champion. Diego Natchoo Junior says L'Indien (given his tattoo that covers much of his back) has no choice; he must succeed in this hard and ungrateful sport that is boxing. It is an example of social success for young people, demonstrating that boxing can get you out of it. Today he boxes under the colours of Monaco and J.Patrac trains him. His promoter is G.Teysseron and he is under contract with his agent Laurent Puons President of the Monegasque Boxing Federation.
ONESTA ClaudeFormer National coach of the French men's team of handball
Claude Onesta, born February 6, 1957 in Albi, is the former national coach of the french masculin handball team. Former player of Toulouse from 1968 to 1987, he then becomes coach. Under his direction, Spacer's Handball of Toulouse won a French Cup in 1998. After a world champion title in 2001, he took over the French team. Under his leadership, France obtains two new world medals with the bronze in 2003 in Portugal and 2005 in Tunisia. He also won the European championship in 2006, and led for the first time in history the French team to the Olympic title in August 2008 in Beijing. In 2009, Onesta leads the French team to the title of world champions in Croatia. The French team then entered the closed circle of the teams having achieved the double Olympic title after Germany (1936-1938), Yugoslavia (1984-1986) and the CIS-Russia (1992-1993). With this title, Onesta becomes the first French national coach to have obtained the 3 major titles: Europe, World and Olympics. Alongside his career as a coach, he was an PE teacher from 1981 to 1986. Claude Onesta is married, he has two children.
OURAHMOUNE SarahVice Olympic Champion Rio 2016 and 10 times French champion.
Sarah was born on January 21, 1982 in Sèvres and is mother to a little girl. She has several titles to her record such as Olympic vice-champion in Rio 2016, 10-time French champion, World Champion in 2008, 3-time European Union Champion and winner of the Montana Belt in 2011, 2012 and 2015. She remains the first French boxer of all time to qualify for an Olympiad. Sarah did her education at Science Po Paris. She is the founder of Boxer Inside, Vice-President of the FNOSC and Government Delegate to the Prefect of 93.
In 2009, she was decorated Knight of the Legion of Honor, then Knight in the National Order of Merit in 2016.The boxer has been actively involved in the Paris 2024 bid and is a member of the Paris 2024 Sport and Society Committee. Sarah's multiple facets allow her to navigate in the media from Gala to Echos via Elle, Grazia, Inrocks and Figaro. Not to mention the TV and radio channels.
Arnaud Péricard is a French and US qualified lawyer, Member of the Paris and New York Bars, Founding and Co-Managing Partner of CPC & Associés (Paris). His main areas of expertise are, among others, Sports Law, Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures, and Media & New Technologies. He studied law at Paris X Nanterre University, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and at the University of Chicago Law School. Before founding CPC & Associés, Arnaud worked as a lawyer at Paul Hastings and Debevoise & Plimpton in Paris and in New York.
PINNA ChristopheKarate World Champion All Categories
Christophe Pinna is an exceptional athlete being 4 times world champion of karate, 6 times European champion and winning 6 times the French championship. In the 90s he won every title in this martial art. On October 14, 2000, after winning the supreme title of "World Champion of all categories", he ended his career. He became a national coach as well as a world expert in karate, sharing his passion in teaching karate for competition and continuing to experience new challenges in different sports. On August 3, 2016, at its 129th session in Rio, the International Olympic Committee announced that karate would become Olympic discipline for the Tokyo Games in 2020. One of Christophe Pinna's dreams comes true: the Karate finally enters the Olympic family, which offers beautiful goals for the young generations of karatekas! But this recognition also sounds like a revelation. Christophe decides to set himself a challenge: to return to the highest level to obtain the last medal, the most beautiful, the Olympic medal, the only one he is missing. 20 years later he prepares his body and undergoes severall tests to evaluate the feasability of his return to the competition. The verdict falls: green light to enter the competition and start an extraordinary adventure. Supported by the City of Nice, the French Olympic Committee (CDOS) and the Regional Olympic Committee (CROS), the French Karate Federation, the Orpea group, Be You, the Arkopharma laboratories, APE. A true human and sporting adventure: to return to the highest level and to try to win an Olympic medal in the sport that gave everything to him and to which he devoted his whole life. It also aims to give visibility to karate and the values that are attached to it: respect for others, success through work, self-passing, honesty, willingness, performance, self-confidence. A good example for generations to come but also the oldest: to believe in your dreams and try everything to make them happen overcoming the barriers. "Whatever happens, I would have been through to what I believe in, with no barriers."
REYMOND JeffGeneral Secretary
Jean-François started his career with the French basketball player union (SNB) in 2009 as director of development and became Director in 2013. He is mainly in charge of team visits, the legal services for the Union members and negotiate the collective bargaining agreement.
He started with EU Athletes in 2010 as Deputy General Secretary and became General Secretary in June 2012. His first missions were: The development of player unions in Europe as part of EU funded project (VS/2009/0428). In 2012 he took a leading role in 2 years project "PROtect Integrity" aiming to educate athletes on the risks of match fixing as part of "preparatory actions in the field of sport" project, co-financed the private betting operators and the EU Commission.
In 2015, he successfully launched a new funding application " 2016 PROtect Integrity " as part of the ERASMUS+ funding. On top of EU financed projects, he represents EU Athletes during the various expert groups of the EU Commission.
His experience in the sports unions movement dates back to the end of his career when he designed and implemented the SNB study on "dual career of basketball players France". This was the starting point of his involvement at both national and European level. He is also the vice president of the World Player Association that regroups players Unions around the world.
Professional basketball player himself for more than 12 seasons, he graduated in Sports Law at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2008 and sports management at the University of Lyon 1 in 2005.
RICE AlexManaging Director, Rights and Strategic Development
ROTKOFF NicolasHead of Sports Right Acquisition
Working alongside Patrick Drahi for over 10 years developing channels and programs through a number of thematic channels (sports, wellbeing, Lifestyle, Entertainment, etc.).
He is now in charge of the group’s strategy in sports Acquisitions, development of new channels and worldwide distribution across Altice-proprietary platforms as well as third-party distributors.
Nicolas has worked in the Pay tv business since 1984, participating in the Creation of the 1st European Pay tv channel (Canal+) as journalist. He then joined Lyonnaise Communication (content division of water company Lyonnaise des Eaux) launching various Premium, thematic Channels (Sports, Movies, News, Children/Youth, etc.) and new services (Pay per view) in France and was instrumental in the creation of French satellite platform : TPS.
In 2007 he met Patrick Drahi and founded with him MCS TV Group which encompasses several channels (Ma Chaine Sport, MCS extreme, Kombat sport, MCS lifestyle, etc.).
Nicolas was born in 1961, started his career as journalist at L’Equipe (French sports newspaper) and Grand reporter at AFP before joining Canal +. He won the award for best French sports journalist in 1992 for his America’s cup coverage.
RUSSELL AlasdairMedia & Business Development Director
Ali Russell has more than 15 years' experience in the sports industry, with a career spanning a number of sports – including roles in rugby, football and motorsport.
He has worked for multiple high-profile football teams including Scotland's Rangers, as Chief Operating Officer, and at Queens Park Rangers as Acting Managing Director, in the English Football League.
Ali has worked as Media and Business Development Director at the FIA Formula E Championship, the world's first fully electric single-seater racing series, since its inception in 2012.
Ali has played a key role in the growth of the Championship, arguably the most relevant series in motorsport, focusing on areas such as team and manufacturer acquisition, media rights and broadcast content development.
Radcliffe MBE PaulaMarathon World Record holder
Born on December 17th, 1973, Paula Radcliffe is a British long distance runner, who held several prices such as a three-time winner of the London Marathon, three-time New York Marathon champion and one time Chicago marathon winner. She is the current world record holder for the women’s marathon. Although she suffered from asthma and anemia during her younger years, Paula began to race when she was seven years old, encouraged by her father already practicing the discipline as an amateur. She made her international cross country debut in 1992, when she won for the first time her junior title. She entered the senior competition later, and attended several events such as the Stuttgart world championship, the Commonwealth games or the European championship. She won her first medal in a cross country event a few years later, finishing second in the world championships in Turin. Following this, Paula Radcliffe cumulated the prices: a silver medal at the cross-country world championships, a 10,000-meter Great Britain record, a bronze medal at the world cross-country championships in Belfast, and a new world record in Chicago. Thanks to her accomplishments, she was awarded ‘personality of the year’ by BBC Sports. In 2004, she wrote her autobiography entitled « Paula : My story so far ». In 2006, the champion decided to take a break from the competition, to focus on healing her injuries. In July of that same year, Paula announced her pregnancy and gave birth to her daughter Isla in January 2007. In 2008, the athlete decided to step back into the competition, and was rewarded with the Comeback of the Year trophy at the 2008 Laureus World Sports Awards. Today, Paula Radcliffe is a member of the Peace Champions Club, an association of 54 high level athletes created by Peace and Sport, an international organization based in Monaco which aims to build lasting peace through sport.
SABROSA SimaoTeqball Ambassador
SAFIN MaratChampion de Tennis
Born in Moscow, he was a tennis player that reach the n°1 on the World Ranking. He won 2 Grand Chlem (Australian and US Open) for a total of 15 single titles. Today, Marat is pursuing a politic career, and was elected deputy on 2011.
SANDOLO SophieGolf Champion
Sophie SANDOLO was born in Nice and is an Italian golf professional player. She became European Ladies’ Champion in 1999.
SHAW RobSports Partnerships, Sports Media
Rob Shaw leads Global Sports Media and League Partnerships at Facebook. He works with media and league partners worldwide to best utilize the Facebook strategy to achieve broadcast and publishing strategies. Shaw came to Facebook after four years at Bloomberg Sports as the VP of Content/Media where he led partnerships with media companies. Prior to transitioning to the business side of the industry, Shaw was an award-winning Sports Anchor and Reporter with experience at NBC and CBS television affiliates in Florida. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has an MBA from NYU where he specialized in finance, media, and entrepreneurship.
Born in the Milan area, Marco Simone played in differents teams like A.C. Milan, Psg and AS Monaco. In his palmares, several titles including Serie A, Ligue 1 and National Cups. In 2011 he started his career as a coach.
TARQUINI GabrieleFormule 1 driver champion
Born in the center of Italy, Tarquini was a F1 pilot between 1987 and 1995. He attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he won the Great Britain Championship of touristic cars in 2003 and the World Championship of touristic cars in 2009. Very famous in the Touristic cars world, he is today working as a tester for Hunday Motorsport.
Javier Tebas Medrano became the President of LaLiga in April 2013, having previously served as Vice President and as a member of the league’s Executive Committee.
Prior to that he had been President of the Spanish football club SD Huesca. He has been a practising lawyer since 1987. He has served as legal advisor to several Spanish and foreign clubs and sports entities and serves on the boards of several national and international associations. He also teaches Masters degree courses on sport and commerce.
VASILIU IrinaPolicy Officer, Data Protection Unit
TOLDO FrancescoWorld Football Champion
Born in Padua, Francesco Toldo had an excellent career as goalkeeper : he won 5 Serie A, 1 Chamipons League, 3 National Italy Cup and 1 Italy Supercup playing with F.C. Internazionale ; 2 National Italy Cup and 1 Italy Supercup with Fiorentina. He was also awarded of « best gooalkeeper in the world » prize in 2000. Today, Toldo works within the F.C. Internazionale
TRENTIN MatteoWorld star bicycle road race
Matteo Trentin is a cyclist, former member of the Quick-Step Floors team and professional since 2011. In 2017, Matteo decides to engage with the Australian Orica-Scott training for 2018.
VASILIU IrinaPolicy Officer, Data Protection Unit
Irina is the team leader GDPR in the Data Protection Unit of DG Justice and Consumers. Irina was one of the main negotiator the Data Protection Reform Package (General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Police Directive) in the Council Working Group and the European Parliament. Previously Irina worked as an administrator in the Secretariat of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) of the European Parliament.
WIBERG PernillaWorld Alpine Ski Legend
Born in Sweden, she is one of the few skiers that won in all the 5 Alpine Sky disciplines.
She was Olympic Champion in 1991,1999 and 4 times World Champion, with one of the best women’s sky palmares.
Today, she is an active member of « Champions de la Paix » club, an association of 85 high level athletes set up by « Peace and Sport.
ZIDELKHILE SoriaDeputy director of the FNOSC
In 2001, Soria Zidelkhile graduated from the CELSA – Paris IV Sorbonne, with a Master of Information and Communication. From September 2001 to October 2002, she worked for Adgency, a communication and advertising agency as strategic planner. From 2002, Soria worked at the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (FNOSC) as communication manager until 2014. During the Athens, Turin, Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, she was also in charge of the press relations for the French Olympic team. In 2007, she obtained a MBA in “management and corporate communication” from the CELSA. Since 2014, she is working in the Office of the President, Denis Masseglia, as Deputy director.
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