Andrea Radrizzani

Chairman & 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.

Our Team

Massimo Marinelli

CEO

Massimo’s remit is to drive new investment opportunities for the group in sports, media and entertainment 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 Watson

Board Director; Eleven Sports Executive Chairman

Marc is an Aser Ventures Board Member and is Executive Chairman 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 Vicente

Chief Digital Officer; Eleven Sports Chief Executive

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.

Graham Wallace

Chief Corporate & Finance Officer

Graham has a long track-record of driving strategic, operational and financial excellence with leading media and sports organisations including Gfinity, MTV Europe, IMG Media, Manchester City and Glasgow Rangers.

Graham heads up corporate and financial operations for Aser Ventures and the group’s portfolio companies, including ELEVEN SPORTS.

Lara Vanjak

Chief Operating 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 Cerroni

Group 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.

Angus Kinnear

Leeds United Chief Executive

Before becoming CEO of Leeds United, Angus was MD of West Ham United for three years, where he lead the Club’s move into the Olympic Stadium, doubling commercial revenue and growing season ticket base to over 50k. Before that he lead digital marketing, sales and partnerships at Arsenal Football Club for nine years. Previously at P&G and Coca-Cola

Anouk Mertens

Eleven Sports Chief Operating Officer

Anouk helps to oversee ELEVEN SPORTS’ global operations and has a range of advisory roles across the Aser portfolio.
Anouk joined ELEVEN when the platform launched in 2015 to lead the Belgium division and became Group COO in 2018. She has previously held leadership roles with cable platform Telenet and media company Sanoma in Belgium.

Ruggero Magnoni

Board Member

Ruggero joined Lehman Brothers in 1977 and held a number of senior roles across the firm before serving as Chairman of Nomura International’s investment Banking division for EMEA. He also sits on the boards of Richemont, Immsi, Itek and Caruso.

Frederico De Mojana

Head 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 Baldassarre

VP Business Development; Eleven Sports Italy MD

Mattia works to identify new opportunities to expand Aser Ventures’ portfolio. He combines his responsibilities with the role of MD, 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 Waring

VP Business Development - APAC

Alfred has extensive experience working in the sports and media industry, formerly working with SportBusiness Group, Lagardere and MP&Silva.

Alfred is responsible for identifying and developing new opportunities for Aser Ventures’ portfolio in the APAC region.

Alfred is an avid sports fan, a world traveller, Arsenal fan, and cycling enthusiast. He is originally from the Philippines and now living in Singapore.

Alessandro Nuccetelli

Investments & 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 Khanna

Investments & 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.

Euan Rabbatts

Senior 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.

Philip Nash

Group Finance Director

Philip is an experienced financial executive with a strong sports business track record. Over the past 20 years, Philip has held CFO, COO, General Manager and Advisory roles with leading sports organisations including Liverpool FC, Arsenal, Glasgow Rangers and Norwich City.

Bernadett Kovacs

Group 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 Kittow

Finance 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 Bennett

Head 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 and agency-side for New Balance Football. In addition to his Aser role, Tom is Head of Communications for ELEVEN SPORTS.

Tom plays Sunday League football, tennis and is a keen cycling fan.

Alex Hannah

Communications and Social Media 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. In addition to his role with Aser ventures, Alex works across ELEVEN SPORTS social media.

Alex is a Leeds United fan, and follower of Scottish football.

Dina Petrone

Executive Assistant to Chairman

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.

Lauryna Blazyte

Office Manager

Lauryna works to support management teams across Aser and ELEVEN SPORTS.

Lauryna joined Aser from Taylor of Old Bond Street where she worked closely with the comany MD.

Lauryna enjoys swimming and yoga outside of work, as well as travelling when the opportunity arises.