MESSAGE FROM
OUR EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

MARC WATSON

Welcome to ELEVEN SPORTS.

With our business going from strength to strength, locally in each of our markets and on a global level, I wanted to take this opportunity to explain what it is that drives us and underpins our ambitions.

At ELEVEN SPORTS, everything we do is with the fan at heart. Our aim is to be where fans are, and that means we are truly platform agnostic.

We have an array of services delivering premium localised content; on-air through our linear services and carriage partners; online through our own OTT platform; and via live-streaming on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

It’s all about delivering the best action to our fans when they want it, how they want it.

Through partnering with linear platforms while continuing to grow our own direct to consumer offering, we are making our content ever more accessible. This is very important, especially for younger fans and those with a low barrier to entry.

Whether you are a sports fan, an advertising, distribution or media partner or an employee we look forward to sharing many magical sporting moments with you on ELEVEN SPORTS.

OUR
TEAM

ELEVEN SPORTS’ world-class leadership team combines key strategic and commercial insights with deep-rooted digital, media and sports rights expertise. The global network is supported by Managing Directors from each market with unrivalled local insight.

Andrea Radrizzani

Group Chairman & Founder

Andrea is a leading entrepreneur in the global sports media industry.

He co-founded the sports agency MP & Silva in 2004, before selling his majority share in 2014 and

establishing investment company Aser Ventures and ELEVEN SPORTS in 2015.

Andrea is Owner and Chairman of Leeds United and Founder and Chairman of the Play for Change Foundation.

Andrea Radrizzani
Group Chairman & Founder

Marc Watson

Executive Chairman

Marc is responsible for driving ELEVEN’s business globally and managing its world-class network of teams.

As CEO of BT TV between 2009-2014 Marc led the launch of BT Sport - one of the most successful launches in the history of the UK media market.

Prior to BT, Marc was a shareholder and director at TV strategy and rights consultancy Reel Enterprise, who were longstanding advisers to the Premier League and others.

Marc Watson
Executive Chairman
Luis Vicente

Luis Vicente

Group CEO

Luis Vicente will join ELEVEN SPORTS as the group's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 15th January 2020.

Luis is a vastly experienced sports executive, with a 25-year track record of driving innovation, commercial growth and brand engagement.

Luis has worked with some of the world's leading brands in football and motorsports, including FIFA, Manchester City, Valencia CF, Real Madrid, AC Milan, the Premier League, La Liga, Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and A1GP. He began his career in talent management, representing Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario among other world class athletes.

Luis Vicente
Group CEO

Anouk Mertens

Group COO

Anouk joined ELEVEN when the platform launched in 2015 to lead the Belgium division before taking on the role of COO in 2019.

She has previously held leadership roles with cable platform Telenet and media company Sanoma in Belgium.

Anouk Mertens
Group COO

Danny Menken

Group Managing Director

Danny joined ELEVEN SPORTS when the platform launched and has helped to build the company from the ground up.

Danny oversees activities across ELEVEN’s markets and plays a key role in rights acquisitions.

His prior roles include CEO of Infostrada Sports Group and Managing Director of Eurosport across multiple territories.

Danny Menken
Group Managing Director

Tom Middleditch

Head of Digital

Tom is responsible for the strategy and development of ELEVEN’s digital platforms.

Tom was previously Head of Video at Sky Sports, where he oversaw video content across the broadcaster’s digital platforms.

Tom Middleditch
Head of Digital

Guillaume Collard

Group Head of Acquisitions & Business Development, MD Belgium & Luxembourg

Guillaume is responsible for business development and rights acquisitions globally, as well as overseeing ELEVEN’s operations in Belgium and Luxembourg.

Prior to ELEVEN, Guillaume was Head of Content Strategy & Business Development for Proximus.

Guillaume Collard
Group Head of Acquisitions & Business Development, MD Belgium & Luxembourg

Krzysztof Swiergiel

CEO Poland

Krzysztof oversees ELEVEN SPORTS’ platforms in Poland.

An experienced sports executive, Krzysztof headed Eurosport Poland’s operations for eight years and was Managing Director of Lagardere Sports Poland.

Krzysztof Swiergiel
CEO, Poland

Simone Kang

MD, Taiwan

Simone leads ELEVEN’s Taiwan activities. She has previously held leadership positions with FOX International and ESPN Star Sports in Taiwan.
Simone Kang
MD, Taiwan

Nick Wilkinson

MD Asia-Pac

Nick oversees ELEVEN’s Asia operations.

Nick launched Wasserman Media Group’s Asia business in 2012 and founded the sports media advisory business Insight Media in 2015.

Prior to that, Nick ran acquisitions and programming for ESPN Star Sports in south-east Asia.

Nick Wilkinson
MD, Asia-Pac

Mattia Baldassarre

MD Italy

Mattia joined ELEVEN SPORTS in 2019 to oversee operations in Italy.

Mattia is the founder of Epico – a digital co-creation & entertainment platform - and co-founded social publishing brand eFanswer in 2015. He previously worked as a lawyer.

Mattia holds a business development role with Aser alongside his ELEVEN responsibilities

Mattia Baldassarre
MD, Italy

Anthony Bailey

MD, USA

Prior to joining ELEVEN, Anthony was a vice president for ESPN, where he was responsible for driving production innovation. He is a four-time Emmy Award winning Media Technology Executive
Anthony Bailey
MD, USA

Jorge Pavão de Sousa

MD, Portugal

Jorge is responsible for ELEVEN’s operations in Portugal and led the platform to ‘Best Sports Channel’ at the Meios & Publicidade awards in 2019.

A hugely experienced broadcast executive, Jorge has worked across Pay-TV and D2C/OTT Video services with Telco/Media and Mobile Tier1 companies (Vodafone, Portugal Telecom/Altice).

Jorge Pavão de Sousa
MD, Portugal

Suhyeon Cho

MD, Japan

Cho oversees ELEVEN SPORTS Japan and sister company easprod, an all services production group.

Cho previously held senior roles with MP & Silva, as Managing Director of Japan and Korea and then as the group’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Suhyeon Cho
MD, Japan

Clint Easthorpe

MD, Myanmar

Clint launched ELEVEN’s Myanmar operations under the name My Sports in 2018.

A vastly experienced media executive, Clint has held leadership roles across Asia and Australia with Saatchi & Saatchi, Zenith Media, Omnicom Media Group, Faulkner Media and Mango Media Group.

Clint Easthorpe
MD, Myanmar