LaLiga has appointed Marcos Pelegrín to manage its South Africa office. He replaces Antonia Barradas who set up the office in 2015 but is now leaving the organisation.
In his new role, Pelegrín will manage the league’s operations in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho, Seychelles, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Esuatini.
The new job represents a rapid promotion for Pelegrín, who has been with LaLiga for just over a year. He previously oversaw corporate projects and institutional relations for the league at its Madrid office.
Before working for LaLiga, Pelegrín was the director of international affairs and business development for the World Football Summit. He holds a masters in football business from the Johan Cruyff Institute.
Pelegrín will report to Oscar Mayo, international director for LaLiga, who manages the league’s network of international offices.