Eleven Sports names new CEO

13 Dec 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

FIFA’s former Chief Digital Transformation & Innovation Officer, Luis Vicente, has been named as the new CEO of the ELEVEN SPORTS Group.

He takes over as CEO from Marc Watson, who will continue to be at the helm of the ELEVEN SPORTS group, becoming Executive Chairman and Board Director of ELEVEN’s parent company Aser Ventures.  

Having previously worked with world football’s governing body, Vicente has held leadership roles at Manchester City and Valencia. He began his career in talent management, representing players such as Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario.

Marc Watson Executive Chairman, ELEVEN SPORTS Group, welcomed Vicente to the group: "Luis has a passion for innovation and new technologies and a history of helping to grow some of the biggest brands in sport. He is the perfect person to take ELEVEN to the next level. We're delighted to welcome him to the group."

Luis Vicente CEO, ELEVEN SPORTS Group, said: “ELEVEN has been disrupting the world of sports media since 2015 and has already developed a fantastic offering for millions of fans globally. My mission will be to help ELEVEN continue to grow, to further democratise our offering and give fans everywhere the opportunity to enjoy the best sporting moments with ELEVEN. I am very excited to get started.”

As well as his appointment as CEO of ELEVEN, Vicente has also been appointed to the board of Aser Ventures, and has been named the company’s Chief Digital Officer.