Meet the WFS Awards jury

From CEOs to Directors: Meet the WFS Awards jury members

From CEOs to Directors: Meet the WFS Awards jury members 1192 580 World Football Summit

This year’s WFS Awards applications are coming thick and fast, with our deadline now extended to 1 August to accommodate even more entries and, here, we shine a spotlight on our star-studded jury that will be pouring over the 2021 nominees.

You can enter your own project into the WFS Awards before the cut-off, HERE.

Football For Good by Common Goal        

Suchetha Bhat (CEO, Dream a Dream), Carine Nikoue (Project Manager, UEFA Foundation for Children), Nasser Al Khori (Programmes Director, Generation Amazing, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy), Gichuki Francis (Founder, Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA)), David Given-Sjölander (Project Manager, Swedish Postcode Foundation)

Best Executive by Nolan Partners          

Danita Johnson (President, Business Operations, D.C. United), Billy Hogan (CEO, Liverpool FC),  Laurent Collette (Managing Director, Olympique Marseille), Karen Brodkin (EVP, Content Strategy & Partnerships, Endeavor), Carsten Schmidt (CEO, Hertha Berlin)

Best Internationalisation Strategy by Deloitte     

Michael Sutherland (Chief Transformation Officer, Real Madrid), Concha Iglesias (Lead Partner of Climate Change and Sustainability, Deloitte), Marc Menchen (Director, 2Playbook), Óscar Mayo (Head of Revenue, Marketing and International Development., LaLiga), Maria Carmen Fernández Tallon (Innovation and New Business Manager, MEDIAPRO Group), Enrique Geijo (Sponsorship Manager, Banco Santander)

Best Club Commercial Initiative by McCann         

Jaime Delgado Sanchez (Manager of sponsorship, events, and social media, Pelayo), Carlos Cantó (CEO, SPSG Consulting), Alfredo Bustillo (Director of the Sponsorship Area at CaixaBank), Manuel Hernández (Casino Marketing Director, Finetwork)

Best Supplier by SportsTechX         

Susanne Timosci (Global Lead Key Account DFL Invested Company, DFL), Mitch Heath (Co-Founder, TeamWorks), Giel Kirkels (Captain Knowledge development & innovation, KNVB), Felipe Ribbe (Head of Innovation at Clube Atlético Mineiro)

Outstanding Innovation Initiative by N3XT Sports                

Marc Bertomeu (Senior Manager, Innovation at Euroleague Basketball), Franco Segarra (Head of Innovation, Valencia CF), Arianna Criscione (Director of Women’s Football, N3XT Sports)

Best Venue by Mondo Stadia          

Sam Hughes (Editor, Mondo Stadia)

Best Digital Platform by SevenLeague          

Alex Trickett (Digital Media Advisor, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy – Qatar 2022), Joe Edwards (CMO, Super League Triathlon)

Best Women’s Football Initiative by Women In Football     

Ebru Koksal (Chair, Women in Football), Kelly Simmons (Women’s Professional Game Director, Football Association)