POSTED: Friday April 23rd 2010

ICC Chief Executive Officer join summit speakers line-up

The Chief Executive Officer of International Cricket Council (ICC), Haroon Lorgat has been added to the list of speakers at the Global Sports Industry Summit 2010

Lorgat worked briefly in management at IBM before setting up his own professional services firm. Through a series of mergers spanning almost 15 years, Haroon built a large independent firm before successfully leading a merger with Ernst & Young. He was immediately appointed as Managing Partner for Ernst & Young Western Cape and served on the firm's national executive committee before leaving in 2007 to establish a private equity business. He was head hunted by the ICC to become only the third chief executive in its 99-year history, taking office in June 2008.

As a leading cricket all-rounder in South Africa, he played in 76 first-class games however, having grown up during the apartheid era, he was never entitled to represent his country at the international level.

In the past ten years, Haroon served in various capacities in South African cricket, including as Chairman of Western Province Professional Cricket and as a non-executive Board member for the Western Province Cricket Association. At the national level, he served as a national selector, as a non-executive director for Cricket South Africa overseeing finance, and from 2004-2007, he successfully served as Chairman of the National Selectors for the South Africa cricket team.

Haroon Lorgat joins the likes of The Coca Cola Company chief marketing officer Joe Tripodi; VISA chief marketing officer Antonio Lucio; Heineken chief marketing officer Alexis Nasard; Sony Ericsson WTA Tour chairman and chief executive Stacey Allaster; AB InBev global director sports Eelco van der Noll; London 2012 director of sports Debbie Jevans; BBC director of London 2012 Roger Mosey; ESPN Star Sports managing director Manu Sawhney; IMG president George Pyne; BEST president Donal Dell; AEG's president and chief executive Tim Lewieke; Octagon president and chief executive Rick Dudley; Wasserman Media Group chairman and chief executive Casey Wasserman; Infront Sports and Media president and chief executive Philippe Blatter; Total Sports Asia founder Marcus Luer; IHF president Hassan Moustafa; FISU secretary general and chief executive Eric Saintrond; FIFA Beach Soccer chief executive Joan Cusco; US Soccer president Sunil Gulati; MLS commissioner Don Garber; Bonham & Associates founder Dean Bonham, HBS founder and chief executive Francis Tellier… as speaker at the Global Sports Industry Summit 2010.

The Global Sports Industry Summit takes place from September 28 - October 1, 2010.

The Global Sports Industry Summit in Paris, brings together a powerful community of leaders who are setting the agenda for the international sports industry. The Summit will focus on the world economic crisis and its influence on sport industry as well as the tension between tradition and innovation in sport, as the industry looks to expand while staying true to its roots.

Exclusively reserved for the anyone involved in the sports industry, the summit’s high-level participation and practical discussion will encourage open, constructive and candid debate.

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