FORMER OLYMPIC AND FIFA EXECUTIVE GRAEME WHITE JOINS ELITE GLORY MANAGEMENT TEAM
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SINGAPORE (Oct. 11, 2012) - Glory Sports
International announced today the appointment of respected sports
business professional Graeme White as Chief Operating Officer of
GLORY World Series, the world’s No. 1 professional kickboxing
Based in Singapore, Graeme will report to GLORY Managing Director
Marcus Luer and work closely with the various heads of GLORY
business units based in Amsterdam, London and Kuala Lumpur.
Bringing a wealth of operational and business affairs experience
with him, White has worked internationally at a senior management
level, developing and delivering many of the world’s highest
profile events and brands, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA
World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and Roots of Fight.
“We are excited to welcome Graeme to the GLORY team, said Luer.
“His blue-chip commercial sports expertise extends across
broadcast, marketing, event operations, and complex contract
negotiations, and he possesses an in-depth knowledge of how to
successfully develop and monetize various revenue streams for
international properties and brands.”
Most recently, White played an integral role in building the Roots
of Fight brand of mini-doc films and licensed apparel that includes
legendary fight names such as Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee and the
Gracie family. Previously, White successfully managed diverse
global teams and stakeholders, and was responsible for developing
and overseeing key broadcast and commercial components of the 2010
Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, FIFA World Cups, and the UEFA
“The opportunity to join the GLORY team and to take the world’s
premiere kickboxing league to the highest level of sport was
incredibly attractive. I am looking forward to being part of the
team that elevates GLORY World Series to a truly exceptional sports
property,” said White. In his new role, he will be responsible for
developing business plans and strategic initiatives, supporting and
managing the overall co-ordination and P&L between the GLORY
offices and assisting with various commercial negotiations and
The announcement of White joining GLORY’s management teams comes
off the heels of GLORY 2 Brussels, the biggest kickboxing event in
Brussels history on Oct. 6 that was headlined by the
highly-anticipated return of all-time heavyweight great Remy ‘The
Flying Gentleman’ Bonjasky, who earned a decision over rising star
Anderson ‘Braddock’ Silva.
GLORY’s next stop will be the historic PalaLottomatica arena in
Rome on Nov. 3. The event, GLORY 3 Rome ‘Final 8’, will be
headlined by an eight-man single-elimination tournament that will
award it’s 70 kilogram (154 pound) winner a Grand Prize of
On Dec. 2, GLORY will head to Makuhari Messe (formerly Nippon
Convention Center) in Tokyo where it will produce a 16-man,
single-elimination heavyweight tournament stacked with an
unprecedented collection of the world’s greatest big men.
For more information visit www.gloryworldseries.com
About GLORY: The GLORY World Series (www.gloryworldseries.com) is
the world’s premier stand-up fighting league, staging events across
the globe and offering up to $1,000,000 in prize money to
successful fighters in 16-man grand prix tournaments which are open
to only the very best fighters in each weight class.
With television deals spanning every continent plus a
groundbreaking online video streaming system and the world’s
largest online martial arts library, GLORY is one of the world’s
most widely-broadcast sporting organizations already.
Owned and operated by Glory Sports International (GSI), the
organization has offices in Holland, the UK, Thailand, Malaysia and
Singapore. Its personnel include prominent hedge-fund investors,
the pioneering sports marketing agency Total Sport Asia and several
executives from the Golden Glory and It’s Showtime team.
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