Two new panelists added to Paris Directors’ Club

June 17, 2016

iSportconnect, the world’s largest global private network of sports business executives, is delighted to announce Sunando Dhar, CEO of the I-League and Ma Guoli, Vice Chairman of LeTV Sports as the first panellists at our Paris Directors’ Club

The second Directors’ Club of the year will take place at Dentons offices in Paris on 7th July.

The event will be part of this year’s World Football Forum which will take place from 7-8thJuly in the French capital.

Ma Guoli served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Infront, China at Infront Sports & Media AG until April 2016.

Mr. Ma led Infront’s China subsidiary and was responsible for all projects and further expansion of Infront’s business across China. He is the Founder of CCTV-5, the first sports TV channel in China.

With more than 30 years’ experience in the sports industry, Mr. Ma was responsible for China’s television broadcast of the Asian and Olympic Games from 1982 to 2004 working on six Summer Games and four Winter Games before becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Beijing Olympic Broadcasting.

As CEO of India’s I-League, Sunando Dhar is one of the leading figures in Indian football.

Working with the General Secretary of the All-Indian Football Federation, Kushal Das, he has been at the forefront of the proposed re-structuring of the Indian leagues.

iSportconnect chairman Michael Cunnah said: “We are pleased to announce our first panellists for the Paris Directors’ Club taking place just days before the European Championships reach their climax. Guoli and Sunando both have vast experience in sports business and will offer great insight for our delegates on the 7th July.”

Edward Cowell, Event Director, World Football Forum: Alongside our partners at iSportconnect, we are very excited to announce Ma Guoli and Sunando Dhar as speakers at the iSportconnect Directors Club in Paris. We are delighted that these two prominent leaders of sport, in China and India respectively, will be centre-stage. 

The Directors’ Club will be the second of the year with a successful London Directors’ Club taking place in March this year.

Directors’ Club Invitation Policy: iSportconnect Directors’ Club are an exclusive invite-only event to senior industry executives and other similar positions at governing bodies, federations, teams/clubs and brands only

The discussions will be held without the press and under Chatham House Rule, allowing for an open and free flowing debate.

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