Diarmuid Crowley

Founder & CEO

51 years old, Irish

21 years in industry

Languages:

English, Portuguese, French

Education:

Bcomm, ACA, MBA INSEAD


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Diarmuid Crowley

Co-Founder & CEO

C-Level sports marketing executive with 20 years’ experience as Senior VP at IMG, the world’s leading sports marketing company. More recently as Chief Commercial Officer at the Portugal Football Federation.


SKILLS

  • C-Level sports marketing executive with 20 years’ experience at IMG, the world’s leading sports marketing company and, more recently, the Portugal Football Federation.
  • Management of IMG’s activities in Qatar, Turkey, Russia and Brazil from initiation to profitability
  • Sports Hospitality: Management of major international sports events including the UEFA European Football Championships, the UEFA Champions League Final, Wembley Stadium and the Olympic Games Rio 2016
  • New Stadium Development: Project management, financing and commercialization of world leading stadium including the Turk Telecom Arena, Istanbul, the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro and Wembley Stadium, London
  • Career sales of US$ 1.75 billion


KEY ROLES

  • 2017 – 2018 Chief Commercial Officer, Portugal Football Federation
  • 2015 – 2016 CEO, Rio 2016 Olympics Travel and Hospitality Program
  • 2012 – 2016 Chief Operations Officer, IMG Brazil
  • 2010 – 2012 Acting Managing Director, IMG Russia
  • 2008 – 2010 Managing Director, IMG Turkey
  • 2006 – 2008 Director, UEFA 2008 Corporate Hospitality Program
  • 2002 – 2008 Sales Director, Wembley National Stadium Limited
  • 2002 – 2012 Managing Director, IMG Stadium Division
  • 2000 – 2003 Advisor, IMG Chase Sports Capital Fund
  • 2000 – 2002 Managing Director, IMG Ireland
  • 1998 – 2000 Director, Strasbourg Football Club, France