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Trailblazers | The sports executives setting the industry’s direction of travel

SportBusiness Review highlights 10 executives whose work indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond

SportBusiness Review highlights ten executives whose work in 2018 indicates the direction of the sports business in 2019 and beyond. Follow the links below to find out more about each executive and their work:

Adam Silver | Commissioner, NBA

Alfredo Bermejo | Digital strategy director, LaLiga

Barney Francis | Managing director, Sky Sports

Darren Eales | President, Atlanta United

David Szlezak | Managing director, EHF Marketing

Joanna Adams | Chief executive, England Netball

Kerry Bubolz | President, Vegas Golden Knights

Laura Froelich | Senior director, head of US content partnerships, Twitter

Sean Jefferson | Director of partnerships, Man United

Simon Denyer | Chief executive, DAZN Group

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