Our teams work side by side with partners and portfolio companies, sharing experience and providing hands-on-support to help realise potential. With a track record in disrupting established industries to add new value, Aser Ventures’ teams are united in a desire to identify areas of industry growth everywhere we operate.
Andrea RadrizzaniChairman & Founder
Andrea is a leading entrepreneur who has has been at the forefront of the global sports media industry throughout his distinguished career.
Andrea is owner and Chairman of global investment company Aser Ventures; Leeds United Football Club and international sports content platform Eleven Sports.
Andrea has also led Aser Ventures’ investment in several growing digital businesses including Whistle Sports, Hellodi, Easyprod and Sports Data Labs, creating an ecosystem of innovative services and sports related content.
Massimo is CEO of global investment company Aser Ventures with a remit to drive new investment opportunities for the group in sports and media as well as building partnerships with other investors in the space.
Before joining Aser Ventures, Massimo spent 15 years in Investment Banking in the City and Wall Street, latterly as Managing Director, Head of EMEA Media & Internet at UBS Investment Bank where he led and executed transactions for Formula 1, Dorna/MotoGP, Sky, Viacom and Perform amongst others.
Massimo is an avid sports fan and theatregoer, loves fashion and the “occasional” cigar. He lives in London with his wife and two sons.
Marc WatsonBoard Director
Marc is an Aser Ventures Board Member and is Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Eleven Sports, driving the global business across several markets in Europe and Asia.
Prior to his current roles, Marc served as CEO of BT TV where he devised, launched and helped establish BT Sport – one of the most successful and disruptive channel launches in the history of the UK market.
Prior to BT, Marc was a shareholder and director at the TV strategy and sports rights consultancy Reel Enterprises who were longstanding advisers to the Premier League and others.
Luis VicenteBoard Member & Chief Digital Officer
Luis is a vastly experienced sports executive, with a 25-year track record of driving innovation, commercial growth and brand engagement.
Luis has worked with some of the world's leading brands in football and motorsports, including FIFA, Manchester City, Valencia CF, Real Madrid, AC Milan, the Premier League, La Liga, Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and A1GP. He began his career in talent management, representing Luis Figo and Ronaldo Nazario among other world class athletes.
Luis combines his Aser responsibilities with the role of CEO, ELEVEN SPORTS Group.
Lara VanjakChief Operations Officer
As COO at Aser Ventures, Lara runs Group Operations.
Lara grew up in former Yugoslavia and has lived in Milan, Dubai and London, working for several diverse businesses including MP & Silva, Infront, IMG and Inter Milan.
Lara has a healthy obsession for fashion, pilates and general sports activities and is a proud mum of two.
Andrea CerroniGroup General Counsel
Andrea is an internationally educated lawyer with significant experience gained at first-class global law firms in Europe and Asia.
Andrea specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law and international contracts, with a focus on the TMT sector.
Frederico De MojanaHead of Content & Programming
Federico is head of content and programming for Aser Ventures, and as part of his role works closely with Eleven Sports’ Italian operation.
Having previously held senior positions at leading companies including Eurosport, Canal Plus, and most recently, the Olympic Channel, Federico brings a wealth of experience to his global role at Aser Ventures.
Federico speaks four languages and holds a major in international commercial law.
Mattia BaldassarreVP Business Development
Mattia has joined the group to support the expansion of Aser Venture’s portfolio companies. He is currently focussed on driving the growth of Eleven Sports Italy.
Before joining the Group, Mattia was trained as an international lawyer and founded Epico, the digital co-creation & entertainment platform.
In his spare time, Mattia enjoys tennis and music and is a Partner at Billboard Italy.
Alfred WaringVP Business Development - APAC
Alfred has extensive experience working in the sports and media industry, formerly working with SportBusiness Group, Lagardere and MP&Silva.
At SportBusiness, he was Chief Commercial Officer for APAC and helped launch their Singapore office and operations.
As Director of Media Sales at Lagardere, he was responsible for acquiring rights in APAC that included the AFC, Roland Garros, Thai FA, AFF Suzuki Cup and others. He started his career working for MP&Silva in various media sales roles that covered the European, Sub-Saharan African and Asia-Pacific territories during a period of six years.
Bojidar SavkovInvestments & Strategy
Boj is an advisor to Aser Ventures on co-investments across the sports, entertainment and lifestyle sectors.
He has more than 13 years of experience in investment management, capital markets and investment banking. He was previously a Partner and Co-Founder of GEMCORP, a $1.2bn private equity firm.
Boj also founded Little Farm, a fast-casual restaurant chain. In his spare time he trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and follows Motorsports and Juventus.
Alessandro NuccetelliInvestments & Strategy Associate
Alessandro in an Associate in the Investments & Strategy team of Aser Ventures; he is involved in origination and execution of investment opportunities. He also works closely with portfolio companies as required.
Before joining the Group, he worked as a strategy consultant and as an artist agent.
Originally from Rome, Alessandro moved to London to study. He has lived in Madrid, Tokyo and Moscow and in his spare time he enjoys playing football, hiking, cooking and supporting AS Roma.
Arjun KhannaInvestments & Strategy, Analyst
Arjun is an Analyst in the Investments & Strategy team of Aser Ventures; he is involed in origination and execution of investments, as well as working with portfolio companies as required.
Before joining the Group, Arjun worked as an Equity Analyst at Nomura.
He holds a Master’s Degree from London School of Economics and Political Science. Like a true Indian, Arjun is an accomplished cricketer and the first-choice goalkeeper for the Aser Ventures football team.
Giovanni SolazziInvestments and Strategy
For the last five years, Giovanni has lived in four continents, studied law, business, and management in four beautiful universities including Harvard and Columbia where he was the President of the Student Government, co-founded a recruitment agency and analysed the sports and media industry both in Europe and in the US.
Besides his love for sports, Giovanni has a passion for art and fashion. Former eccentric goalkeeper, in his spare time he likes doing street workout and parkour.
Euan RabbattsSenior Legal Counsel
Euan has extensive experience working in the sports and media industries having formerly worked with ITV and MP&Silva.
At ITV, he was Senior Legal Advisor to the Commerce & Ventures team and then the Broadcast and Legal affairs team.
Euan spent a total of six years with MP&Silva and finished his time there as the Group’s Head of Legal, where he was responsible for advising on commercial and media acquisitions and working with the likes of Premier League, Serie A, and the NFL. He was also responsible for all corporate matters of the Group.
Nataliia KinshchakFinance Director
Nataliia has been Aser Ventures’ Finance Director since joining in March 2018.
Nataliia is vastly experienced having managed international finance teams in media for over thirteen years. Before joining the Group, she served as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Warner Bros UK TV Production.
Prior to that, Nataliia worked at MTG for Pay TV Emerging Markets where she provided commercial support to the CEO across seventeen countries.
Bernadett KovacsGroup Financial Controller
Bernadett supports the efficient operations and expansion of the business through the provision of high-quality reporting of the group’s financial performance and position.
Before joining Aser Ventures, Bernadett worked as Area Controller Team leader for the EMEA region at Interpublic Group for 5 years.
Bernadett holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Budapest Business School and she is ACCA qualified. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga and salsa dancing.
Edward KittowFinance Manager
Edward supports the group finance functions as well as providing analytical analysis to help Aser Ventures companies make key business decisions.
Before joining the Group, Edward graduated with a First-Class degree in Accounting and Finance and is in the final stages of becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Edward is an avid sportsman, playing representative rugby union and golf. He also enjoys going down to the South Coast to support Brighton and Hove Albion.
Tom BennettHead of Communications
Tom has worked in corporate and consumer communications for 10 years, specialising in sport and media.
He has previously worked with Arsenal FC – where he spent eight years - and agency-side for New Balance Football.
In addition to his Aser role, Tom is Head of Communications for ELEVEN SPORTS.
Alex HannahCommunications Manager
Alex has worked in communications, marketing and PR for the last four years, with a focus on social media strategy in football.
He has previously worked agency side for the English Football League, among other clients in football and rugby union.
In addition to his role with Aser ventures, Alex works closely with the ELEVEN SPORTS social media teams to continuously develop their innovative social media strategy.
Dina PetroneExecutive Assistant to Andrea Radrizzani
At the beginning of her career, Dina worked in Egypt and Italy in the hospitality and private jet industry.
In 2016, Dina joined Aser Ventures and since then she has been assisting Andrea Radrizzani and working closely with him in all the Companies within the Group.
- Aser Ventures is founded
- Eleven Sports, global sports platform is founded
- Eleven Sports launches in Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland
- Investment in La Pecora Bianca Restaurant
- Eleven Sports launches in Taiwan
- Acquisition of 50% of Leeds United
- Completes full takeover of Leeds United
- Acquisition of Elland Road Stadium
- Eleven Sports acquires distribution assets of One World Sports and launches in USA
- Eleven Sports acquires Sportube and launches in Italy
- Investment in Sumosan Twiga Restaurant
- Polsat invests in Eleven Sports Poland
- Investment in Whistle Sports
- Launch of full-service production company, Easyprod
- Investment in Hellodi
- Eleven Sports launches in Portugal, UK, Ireland and Myanmar
- Eleven Sports launches in Japan
- Eleven Sports further monetise Eleven’s Polish business
- Creation of Base Sports
- Investment in Yaar Bars
- Strategic seed investment in Sports Data Labs completed
- Commercial partnership with Onefootball
- Aser Ventures invests in Epico