Karl Bistany
Specialist advisor in the field of electronic media and sports rights. Advised UEFA on Centralisation of National Team rights and Euro 2008 tender process. Ongoing adviser to the Bundesliga. Former CEO of Octagon CSI (1996-2004) and MD of Octagon Marketing EMEA (2000-2004).

Octagon clients included;
The (English) Football Association
(English) Premier League
Cricket boards of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Mark Cranwell

Specialist advisor in the field of complex media rights and IP and in particular the digital and immersive environments. CCO of Doors Live, a Stockholm based livestreaming business. MD of Block9, the immersive music studio, Director of Legal & Business Affairs at BT Vision, Europe’s first IPTV platform. Dual qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Canada.

Victoria Molony

Molony Media Consulting – Founder. Qualified lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in both private practice & in-house, providing legal services for international companies in the media rights and broadcast sector. Specialist experience in drafting, negotiating strategically important content and digital media rights agreements for television broadcasters & digital media platforms. Advised on successful BT Sport bids for Premier League and FA Cup rights in the UK and Ireland, amongst others for BT Sport & BT TV. Former Head of Legal, BT Vision (2007 to 2013), BT PLC Director, Legal and Business Affairs (2003 to 2006),Warner Bros International Television Distribution. Solicitor, Allen & Overy, (1998 to 2003).

Rohan Browning
An experienced and leading sport television producer with over 25 years of industry experience working on numerous major global events.

  • Founder and CEO of Century TV (2004 – present)
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
  • BBC MotoGP 2011-2013
  • Tour of Britain Cycling
  • Giro d’Italia
  • Stanford 20-20 for $20 million Super Series
  • World Badminton Championships (Anaheim and Madrid)
  • Former Producer/ Director at Octagon CSI (1994-2004)
  • World Superbikes (seasons 1997-2003)
  • World of Rugby (weekly series)

Abimbola Ilo

Qualified solicitor in Nigeria. Advanced Masters in Sports Administration & Technology, International Academy of Sports Science & Technology (AISTS), Switzerland. Member of: Association of Swiss Sports Managers (ASMS), Sports Lawyers Association (USA), European Sponsorship Association. 2009 to present runs a private sports marketing practice working across broadcast, sponsorship and other through-the-line marketing activities.

Iqbal M Maricar

Asia-based specialist in sports strategy, commercialisation, activation and media rights acquisition and licensing. Consultant to FIFA Beach Soccer P/L, Football Association of Thailand and the Hiyang Asian Beach Games.

Former Senior Vice President for Octagon Asia (1996 – 2011), overseeing Football Projects and Beijing Olympics Strategic Consultancy and Activation.

Michael Black

Managing Partner at Knox Sports Business. Director, Marketing and Fund-Raising, Latin America at World Vision. Executive Director, Chile at Santa Monica Sports. VP, Latin America at Octagon CSI. Director, Competitions and Marketing at FIFA. Director, Marketing Communications, Central America and Caribbean at The Coca-Cola Company. Director, Corporate Affairs, Andean Division at The Coca-Cola Company.

Swee Sin Wu

Asia-focused sports & entertainment executive, specialising in commercial development and monetisation. Following an initial career at Disney, Swee Sin has helmed senior leadership roles at Octagon, WWE, Lagardere Sports and MP & Silva in the past two decades.

Jochen Lösch

Founder and owner of JL Sports Investment Ltd., a London based consultancy firm in the media- and football-business, Jochen is a German-Brazilian citizen with 21 years of C-level experience in the global distribution of media rights to sports- and especially football events. The former CEO of MP&Silva, President of TRAFFIC Sports Marketing and Managing Director LATAM of Lagardere Sports, Jochen has strong links to rights holders and media companies in Latin America, where he spent almost half of his life.

Jochen is a trained lawyer and Doctor of Law. He speaks 5 languages, among them English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently.