Genius Sports Limited (“Genius Sports”) (NYSE:GENI), the official data, technology and broadcast partner powering the ecosystem that connects sport, betting and media, today confirmed the appointment of Sir Hugh Robertson, the former British Minister for Sport and the London Olympics, effective immediately, as an adviser to the company.
In his role, Sir Hugh will bring his wealth of experience and expertise to the company’s newly formed Business Advisory Council to help identify strategic development opportunities. In addition, the appointment will strengthen Genius Sports&CloseCurlyQuote. governance and reinforce the company’s mission to become the most trusted and respected sports data and technology partner in the world.
After 10 years in the Household Cavalry, Sir Hugh worked at Schroders before becoming MP for Faversham and Mid Kent in 2001. In 2010 Sir Hugh took up the post of Secretary of State for Sport and the Olympic Games, followed by a position as Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office responsible for the Middle East, North Africa and Counter-Terrorism. He was appointed Privy Counselor in 2012 and knighted in 2014 for his work on London 2012 and The Middle East.
Since leaving politics in 2015, Sir Hugh has worked for Falcon Associates and is currently Chairman of Camelot, operator of the National Lottery since 2018 and the British Olympic Association.
Sir Hugh Robertson said: “I am delighted to take on this new role at Genius Sports and look forward to working with the management team to build a company at the forefront of sports data and technology. The collection, analysis and commercialization of live sports data is now more than ever a key growth driver for the broadcast, media and regulated betting sectors. In addition, I hope that my independence, global experience and commercial expertise will help Genius Sports make the most of this exciting new opportunity.”
Genius Sports CEO Mark Locke said: “We are delighted with the appointment of Sir Hugh. He has worked tirelessly for British sport for over twenty years and brings extensive business and advocacy expertise to drive the health and future growth of our company. Sir Hugh&CurlyQuote; will be invaluable in positioning Genius as a global leader in sports data and technology.”
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Genius Sports is the official data, technology and broadcast partner powering the global ecosystem that connects sports, betting and media. Used in over 150 countries worldwide, our technology creates highly immersive products that enrich the fan experience for the entire sports industry.
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