Even though they followed their unique paths, Joao Frigerio and Oner Avara are active SportWorkers who contribute to building synergies in the world of sports. This episode explores their unique journeys of personal and professional development in the attempt to highlight important considerations in working in this industry.
Full Show Notes
Joao FRIGERIO: Joao Frigerio is an experienced and creative strategic-thinker, problem-solver, entrepreneur and consultant in the sports industry. His expertise covers the fields of marketing, media rights, communications, digital media and sponsorship, and he is recognised as a skilful networker.
Joao speaks 5 languages (English, Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish), has an Exec. MBA by the University of Sao Paulo (BRA) and a Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, by De Monfort University (GBR), SDA Bocconi (ITA) and Université de Neuchâtel (SUI) – the FIFA Master.
He is co-author of ”Mobile Sports Rights in Europe 2006”, ”Sports on Broadband 2007: Video Rights, the Internet and IPTV” and “Soccerex Football Finance 100”. Before starting his own consultancy business, he’d been the General Manager of Sportcal Europe for four years and, prior to that, the senior editor for FIFA’s Fifaworldcup.com in Portuguese, before and during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Joao is the founder of the first and most important international career fair for the sports industry in the world, the iWorkinSport Job Fair. He is also a former Vice President and currently Executive Director of the FIFA Master Alumni Association.
Oner AVARA : With over 2 decades of experience in sports as a boxer, club owner, chairman and president of sport federations as well as advisor to the UK Parliament, Oner Avara is the CEO of My Next Match, a system he built and which was designed to increase the flow of information between medical professionals, federations, clubs, promoters and athletes in order to create a safer environment..
In his advisory role as a Sport Expert Advisor to All Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain at the UK Parliament, Oner ensures that the sport industry and society benefit from the full potential of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT) making the UK a leader in Blockchain/DLT’s innovation and implementation. He also advises All Party Parliamentary Groups on Boxing aimed at engaging with government and Parliament to support all aspects of boxing and set out the benefits of boxing to individuals and wider society to reduce the barriers to participation in the sport.
He was recently appointed president of UK Obstacle Sports Federation, affiliated to FISO (International Obstacle Sports Federation). The mission of UKOSF is to unite individual OCR Athletes, event providers and clubs, to represent them and serve their needs throughout their lives whilst promoting sportsmanship.
Hosts: Christiaan Page and Diogo Jurema
Podcast Team: Alexandra Volkova, Donata Taddia, Surbhi Kuwelker, Tatiana Ghigonetto, Sarah Crumbach, Gustavo Arellano, Pablo Rosetti, Torin Koos.