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An ESPN veteran of 17 years, Russell joins a host of world class speakers already revealed for the event, including: Jeffrey Webb, President, CONCACAF; Christian Seifert, CEO, German Bundesliga; Erick Thohir, Owner and President, FC Internazionale Milano; Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft; and Roel De Vries, Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Marketing, Communications and Brand Strategy, Nissan.
As Executive VP and Managing Director of the world’s most profitable media brand, Russell is responsible for all of ESPN’s international business. It’s under his guidance that ESPN International has grown to reach sports fans in over 61 different countries, spanning all seven continents of the globe. Joining the 7th edition of the international Sport Business Summit, Russell will speak in front of 1500 of sport’s top executives, who’ll descend on the home of Chelsea FC for two days of uncovering extraordinary insights, spreading ideas and strengthening professional networks.
James Worrall, CEO, Leaders commented: “The Sport Business Summit brings together the very top executives in sport to exchange knowledge and encourage deeper understanding throughout the industry. As a leading industry figure, Russell will make a fantastic contribution to this and we very much look forward to welcoming him to London.”
The Leaders Sport Business Summit is an exclusive invite only event, with 1500 places available to Director level executives in sport worldwide. To register your interest for the event, or to learn more about the Leaders Sport Business Summit, please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email [email protected]