Board of Directors

Edwin Moses

Director, Chairman And Laureus Academy Member

Edwin Moses won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1984, three World Cup titles, two World Championships and broke the World Record four times as a 400-meter hurdler. A noted humanitarian, he pioneered policies while Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee’s substance abuse, research, and education committee (CSARE) and is currently Chairman of the United States Anti-doping Agency (USADA). He attended Morehouse College, Bachelor of Science in physics; Pepperdine University, MBA; and received his Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Edwin makes his home in Atlanta when not traveling as a key member of Laureus’s global leadership team.

Mark Ratcliffe

Director and Vice Chair

Mark Ratcliffe serves as Managing Director at UBS within the Investment Banking division. Currently Head of Global Client Strategy for the Fixed Income business, his 16-year tenure with UBS has spanned Equities, Foreign Exchange, and Fixed Income. During this time, he has lived in London, Zurich is has been based in New York for the last seven years. His career in finance started in South Africa after completing a Bachelor of Business Science from the University of Cape Town majoring in finance and economics. Mark lives in Westport, Connecticut, with his wife Deborah and their two daughters and is an avid sports fan. Having been born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, he grew up in a culture where free time was spent with a tennis racket, cricket bat, hockey stick, rugby, or soccer ball never far from reach, but his real passion is golf, which he has been fortunate to play at a competitive level.

Mickael Leroy

Director

Belgian by birth, Mickael Leroy has lived in Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, the UK and currently lives in the United States. He holds a degree in Political Sciences and a post-graduate diploma in International Business Management. Having held senior positions at Coca-Cola, Accenture and Valeo, Mickael joined Richemont in 2012 and moved to New York in 2015. He is currently Vice President of Richemont North America and since the departure of the former CEO he also acts as the Deputy CEO of Richemont North America

Nadia Comaneci

Director and Laureus Academy Member

Nadia Comaneci is a Romanian gymnast who won three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and was the first gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic gymnastics event. She also won two gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. One of the best-known gymnasts in the world, she was named as one of the Athletes of the Century in 2000 by the Laureus World Sports Academy. Nadia and her husband Bart Conner, two-time Gold medalist in LA 1984 gymnastics, own and manage the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy, the Perfect 10 Production Company, and several sports equipment shops. They live in Norman, Oklahoma with their son, Dylan.

Marcus Allen

Director and Laureus Academy Member

Marcus Allen is an American football legend and is the only player in the history of football to have won a Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship, a Super Bowl, and be named National Football League (NFL) MVP. He has been inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Drafted in the tenth round to the Los Angeles Raiders following his stellar career at USC, Marcus is considered one of the greatest goal line and short-yard runners in NFL history. He now serves as a football analyst for CBS Sports.

Michael Johnson

Director and Laureus Academy Member

Michael Johnson won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals. He formerly held the world and Olympic records in the 200-meter and 400-meter, as well as the world record in the indoor 400-meter. He is the only male athlete in history to win both the 200-meter and 400-meter events at the same Olympics — the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He also held the world’s best time at 300-meter. Considered one of the greatest and most consistent sprinters in the history of track and field, Michael was elected to the United States Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004.

Guy Sanan

Director

Guy Sanan has worked for The Richemont Group since 1998 and has reported to The Executive Chairman, Johann Rupert, since 2004. Within The Chairman’s Office, his responsibilities include overseeing various Group sponsorships, events, and CSR/Foundation platforms. For the last 15 years, he has served as a Director of the Joint Venture Board of Laureus World Sports Awards and has been a Trustee of The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation (Global) since 2005. He was seconded as CEO of Laureus World Sports Awards from 2004 to 2017. In 1998 he joined the initial team, which wrote the original business plan for Laureus, negotiated the Joint Venture with Daimler, organized the inaugural Laureus Awards, and established the current Global/National Foundation Structure. Prior to this he wrote his doctoral thesis at the University of St Andrews in the Department of International Relations (on Counter Terrorism), and he subsequently worked for the Organizing Committee for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He has also advised a number of organizing and bid committees for the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup and earned his MA in business management with international relations at the University of St Andrews in 1991.

 

Jim Ross

Director

Jim Ross is the VP of Sales and Partnerships – Sports, Media and Entertainment for First Data. A majority of Jim’s career has been spent in senior level executive positions with major league sports franchises. He has the unique distinction of having held Vice President positions with both of New York’s Major League Baseball teams (Mets and Yankees) as well as two of South Florida’s professional sports franchises (Marlins and Dolphins), and has taken part in two World Series (1997 with the Marlins and 2009 with the Yankees), an All-Star Game (2008 with the Yankees), and a Super Bowl (2007 with Dolphin Stadium). Previously, Jim has also served as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy for Palace Sports and Entertainment and Senior Vice President, Business Development for the Cleveland Browns. He and his wife, Elisa, have two children and reside in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

James Cameron

Director

James Cameron leads the Transportation and Space Group at Milbank LLC and specializes in structured, asset, and corporate finance to the transportation and space sectors. He has spent the last 25 years advising investment banks, hedge funds, private equity, and other investors on the largest, most significant transactions in the aircraft, shipping, rail, and satellite markets. He is top-ranked in Chambers UK, listed as a leading individual in Legal 500 and a notable practitioner in IFLR 1000, and also ranked in Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal and Legal Experts. James played county cricket and athletics and International rugby and is a keen sailor, golfer, and skier, which he enjoys with his wife Annabelle and their two children. James is also a trustee of the charities School of Hard Knocks, The Atlas Foundation, and Love of the Game.

Rebecca Chatman

Director

Rebecca Chatman is Vice President and Coordinating Producer of Olympic Production at NBC Sports and has worked on 11 Olympic shows over the course of her career, including serving as producer on the primetime show on NBC, working with host Mike Tirico. Chatman has worked on a myriad of NBC Sports Group’s properties and events, including Sunday Night Football, the U.S. Open Championship, the Ryder Cup, Notre Dame Football, the World Swimming Championships, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Wimbledon (producing the late night show) and the French Open. A graduate of Princeton University, Chatman came to NBC Olympics in 1998 after working at WRC-TV, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C. Chatman was named one of SportsBusiness Journal’s Game Changers in 2015 and Broadcasting and Cable/Mutichannel’s 2013 Women to Watch.

Christophe Massoni

Director

Christophe joined Richemont in 1989 through Cartier where he held multiple positions in Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, Miami, Geneva, and Dubai. He was appointed President and CEO of Richemont Americas in June 2021. An avid soccer enthusiast, Christophe lives in the United States and spends time between New York and Miami with his wife and their two children.

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