London laid the foundations, now we’re bringing Leaders Week across the pond to The Big Apple. 21-24 May 2018 will gather the who’s who of global sport, technology and entertainment for an unrivalled series of knowledge-sharing, experiential, networking and social events taking place all day, all night, all week across the city of New York.
After 4 years of the globally renowned Leaders Sport Business Summit, the two day Summit will once again take place at The TimesCenter, featuring as the focal point of the week on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 May. This is truly your opportunity to learn and connect with the best.Enquire
Chief Brand Officer
As Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon is responsible for working with WWE’s business units to support key growth initiatives and represents WWE as its global brand ambassador. She is the primary spokesperson for WWE’s CSR initiatives, including Special Olympics, Susan G. Komen and Be a STAR, WWE’s anti-bullying program. In 2014, Stephanie and her husband, Paul “Triple H” Levesque, established Connor’s Cure, a fund dedicated to fighting Pediatric cancer. Stephanie is also a TV personality, appearing regularly on WWE’s flagship programming. She is a member of the 2017 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and is also a member of the 2015 Eisenhower Fellowship class.
Prior to being named Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie was Executive Vice President, Creative and was responsible for overseeing the Digital and Creative Departments, as well as the creative development of all WWE television, pay-per-view programming, print, digital and social media content. She has also managed WWE’s Talent Relations, Talent Brand Management and Live Events businesses.
Stephanie is a member of the Board of Directors for WWE, USO Metropolitan Washington and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. She has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Cable” by CableFAX magazine for the past five years. Most recently, Stephanie was recognized as a “Wonder Woman” by Multichannel News for 2016 and was named to the Variety Power of Women Impact Report. Adweek also included Stephanie in their inaugural list of the 2016 Most Powerful Women in Sports.
Chief Executive Officer
Sir Martin Sorrell is an English businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of WPP Group. He has served in that role since he started the company. WPP is regarded as the driving force for the period of consolidation which has been going on within the communications industry for the last ten to fifteen years. His WPP group has amassed the largest media buying group in the world, GroupM. Together with the creative agency networks, JWT, Ogilvy and Mather, Young & Rubicam and Grey, WPP is one of the three major players in the global advertising market.
Jerry Jones is an American businessman and currently the owner of National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys since 1989. Jones became the first owner in NFL history to lead his team to three Super Bowl titles in his first seven years of ownership. The 2017 NFL season is Jones’ 29th as Cowboys owner – the same number of seasons as the combined tenures of his predecessors.
Lisa Borders brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, marketing, government relations and public service to her most recent role of President of the WNBA. Lisa, who served most recently as Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President, Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, will lead the world’s premier women’s basketball league. Lisa was instrumental in bringing the WNBA to Atlanta in 2008, when she served as Vice Mayor of Atlanta and President of the City Council. As President of WNBA she will be responsible for spearheading the company’s efforts to strengthen the WNBA and accelerate its growth.
Adam Silver was unanimously elected NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, by the NBA Board of Governors.
Silver presides over a league that is a global leader in social responsibility, a model for international sports marketing and one of the largest providers of sports programming in the world. He is dedicated to increasing transparency, leading with integrity, and inspiring youth to live healthy lifestyles through basketball.
In 2015, Silver was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People. He also earned Sports Executive of the Year honors at the 2015 Sports Business Awards and was named to Fortune’s 2015 list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. In 2014, SportsBusiness Journal ranked Silver No. 1 on its list of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business and Sports Illustrated named him Executive of the Year.
As the man at the helm of the luxury Swiss watchmaker, Jean-Claude is the brains behind a number of the brand’s successes. Using the sport industry to carve out Hublot’s market position in the watchmaking world, Jean Claude has helped the brand secure sponsorship deals with, amongst others, Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax Amsterdam, the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and the Financial Times. Hublot has also provided special versions of their watches to referees officiating at UEFA Euro 2008, served as the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1, the Official Watch and Official Timekeeper for both Ferrari and the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament, and also as the Official Time Keeper of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations
Beane turned the identification and recruitment of talented players into a science, famously charted in the best-selling book ‘Moneyball’ and has moulded the A’s into a perennial post-season contender whilst running the club as one of the most cost effective teams in the MLB. Throughout his career Beane has been awarded a number of prestigious honours including; The Sporting News’ Executive of the Year, MLB’s Executive of the Year, and Street & Smith’s Sport Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list. Billy Beane was drafted by the New York Mets in 1980 and spent most of the 1980s in the minor leagues. He played six seasons in the major leagues before joining the management team of the Oakland Athletics in 1990, becoming general manager in 1997. His innovative management style inspired the 2003 book Moneyball, which was made into a film in 2011, starring Brad Pitt as Beane.
Irina Pavlova was appointed President of Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holding USA, Inc. in 2010. She is one of the most powerful female executives in US sport and represents the Brooklyn Nets owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, in both management and team ownership. Irina serves on the Boards of Directors of NETS Basketball and Brooklyn Arena LLC. Prior to joining Onexim Sports and Entertainment, Pavlova was head of Google’s Strategic Partnerships in Russia, where she was Google’s first employee. She previously served as an equity analyst and portfolio manager at Wentworth, Hauser and Violich and began her career as a financial analyst with Prudential Investment Corporation.
"Leaders bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the sports world. "Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA
"It’s an amazingly impressive group of Leaders in the sports world"Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sport