iSportconnect opens Spanish Office and appoints Pedro Galvan as Head of Spain
July 12, 2011
iSportconnect are delighted to announce that they are welcoming Pedro Galvan as their new Head of Spain. Pedro will look after Spanish sports business strategy, including the initiation of iSportconnect networking events in the region. Pedro will be in charge of achieving institutional and corporate partnerships, advertising, media relations, driving membership and business from the Spanish market.
Mr Galvan joins at an exciting time for iSportconnect, as it looks to expand its offices into Europe, America & Asia as part of its plans to have a greater regional presence in countries where sport plays a big part in the economy, with regional versions of the site with language translation in the pipeline, as well as a mobile version of iSportconnect.com
Mr Galvan is a highly-respected figure within European sports business. He has worked as the Marketing and Communications Director at Volvo Ocean Race, having previously worked at Euroleague Basketball as its Chief Marketing Officer for five years until 2010. Pedro also retains his role of being a member of the Board of Directors at European Sponsorship Association, a position he has held since 2006.
Pedro also holds an extensive and impressive educational background, including an MBA in ESADE, and executive degrees in IESE and Stanford. Moreover he is marketing professor at different business schools in Spain like ESIC, European University and RFEF Business School.
Pedro Galvan said: “It is a great opportunity to collaborate with iSportconnect here in Spain. Every day there are more executives who get involved with sports management in Spain, which is why we need a strong sports business network. Our plans are pretty ambitious: to become the biggest sports business network in Spain in one year.”
Sree Varma, iSportconnect’s CEO and founder, added: “Spain is a strategically important market for iSportconnect, and we are delighted with this opportunity to leverage Pedro Galvan’s many years of experience and expertise in the Spanish market. iSportconnect is a true global sports business community portal and we are looking forward to developing iSc’s services and networking events in Spain.”
Pedro is a welcome addition to the iSportconnect team.