Genius Sports appoints former British sports minister Sir Hugh Robertson as chancellor
Mathematical genius This Tuesday, it was announced that Sir Hugh Robertson had joinedThe former British sports minister during the London Olympics, As a corporate advisor on the newly formed Business Advisory Board.
After 10 years in the cavalry, Sir Hugh worked for Schroders before becoming MP for Faversham and Midkent in 2001. In 2010 he became Minister of Sports and later was appointed Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Where he was responsible for the Middle East and North Africa and counter-terrorism. In 2012 he was appointed as Special Counsellor, and in 2014 he was awarded a Knight’s Medal for his work in the Olympic Games and his work in the Middle East. In 2015 he left politics and worked for Falcon Associates, currently and since 2018, he is heading Camelot, the national lottery operator, as well as being responsible for the British Olympic Association..
The press release states that Robertson’s role will be to help the Board of Directors “identify strategic development opportunities” and “enhance governance and advance the company’s mission to become the world’s most trusted partner in sports data and technology.”.
Sir Hugh Robertson commented on his appointment: “I am delighted to take on this new role at Genius Sports and I look forward to working with the management team to build a company that is at the forefront of sports data and technology“.
“Now more than ever, capturing, analyzing and marketing live sports data is a key driver for the growth of the broadcast, media, and regulated betting industries. In addition, I hope that my independence, global experience and commercial insight will help Genius Sports make the most of this exciting new opportunity.Robertson added.
Mark Locke, CEO de Genius Sports.
Mark LockAnd the CEO of Genius SportsHe said: “We are delighted to have appointed Sir Hugh. For over twenty years, he has worked tirelessly for British sport and brings extensive business and stakeholder experience to help drive the health and future growth of our company.. Sir Hugh’s unique knowledge and experience will be invaluable in positioning the Genius as a world leader in sports data and technology.”
The company got off to a good start to the year, and that was shown in mid-May, when Genius Sports announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2022. In that period The group generated $85.9 million in revenue, an increase of 59.9% year over year, beating quarterly forecasts by 10%..
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