ELEVEN Group founder Marc Watson is to resume the role of CEO at the sports broadcaster as one of a number of management changes.
Watson co-founded ELEVEN with Andrea Radrizzani in 2015 and was previously at the helm between 2015 and January 2020.
For the past 18 months Marc has combined his responsibilities as ELEVEN Executive Chairman with leading Aser Ventures’ new streaming platform LIVENow.
Andrea Radrizzani, the Chairman and Founder of ELEVEN’s parent company Aser Ventures, will now assume a more direct leadership role with ELEVEN as Executive Chairman.
Marc Watson, ELEVEN Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “ELEVEN has experienced a period of significant growth in recent times. We have the opportunity to continue rapidly developing our business to deliver for fans and partners in new ways and our strengthened leadership team will provide the balance and focus we need to do that.”
Alessandro Tucci has joined ELEVEN as Chief Operating Officer, with a focus on managing and developing ELEVEN’s international business. Tucci has held a series of leadership roles within the 21st Century Fox Group across Europe and Africa and joins ELEVEN from global streaming company MainStreaming, where he was COO.
Anouk Mertens, who has been ELEVEN’s COO since November 2018, will take on overall leadership for the Group’s content strategy as ELEVEN’s Chief Content Officer. Mertens will be responsible for integrating ELEVEN’s content capabilities with Team Whistle Studios and NEO Studios to create one global studio services division for the Group. Anouk will continue to combine her Group role with the position of CEO of NEO Studios.