Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Coliseum, the top international brand in stadium conferences, is pleased to announce the foundation of its advisory board comprising experts from various sectors of the stadium business industry. The members of the board are leaders in their respective domain and bring many years of experience in building and operation of stadiums and venues. As the only global sports venues business summit with four dedicated stadium and arena conferences annually in four key regions in the world: Europe, Americas, Asia and Middle East, Coliseum draws immense strength from its advisory board in shaping the best possible content for each of the distinct markets.

Coliseum conferences cover all aspects of stadium business comprehensively. These segments are broadly presented under the following categories: Venue TECHNOLOGY, Venue OPERATIONS, Venue SECURITY, GREEN Venue, Venue VIP, Venue EXPERIENCE, Venue DESIGN, Venue CONSTRUCTION, Venue BUSINESS, DESTINATION Venue and Venue EDUCATION.

Ahmed Barakat
Ahmed Barakat - Commercial & Operations Director

Al Ain Club Investment Company, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium

Ahmed’s main responsibility is developing the commercial and operations strategy for Al Ain Club and the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. He is responsible for partnership development and management, sales,...

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Mark Fenwick
Mark Fenwick - Partner

Fenwick Iribarren Architects

Mark Fenwick graduated in Architecture in 1980 from Kingston University, London, and moved to Spain in 1984 where he finished his university studies at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in...

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Leif Granholm
Leif Granholm - Senior Vice President

BIM Ambassador, Trimble/Tekla

Leif has been involved with the development of BIM related software since 1979, when he joined Tekla as Programmer, then IT Manager, Sales Representative, Senior Consultant, Technology Director and Director...

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Tomasz Kowalski
Tomasz Kowalski - President & CEO

Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Poland

Tomasz Kowalski is President of the Board and CEO of Arena Gdansk Operator, the operating company at Stadion Energa Gdańsk, Poland. A former member of International Project Management Association and...

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Russell Lee
Russell Lee - Director

Cox Architecture

Russell Lee joined Cox Architecture before graduating from the University of NSW with honours in 1982. He became an associate in 1989 and a director in 1995. Russell is the Sydney Branch’s Director in...

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Henk Markerink
Henk Markerink - CEO

Johan Cruijff ArenA

Henk Markerink has been CEO of the Amsterdam ArenA, The Netherlands, since 1995. Markerink was the project manager for the design and construction of the ArenA from 1991 till 1995. He has been actively...

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Truscott Miller
Truscott Miller - Director of Suites

Miami Marlins

As the Director of Suites for the Miami Marlins, Truscott is responsible for developing and overseeing the sales and operations of the luxury suites at Marlins Park. He has a passion for creating new sales...

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Ruben Reddy
Ruben Reddy - Principal Director

Ruben Reddy Architects

Ruben Reddy is an architect who was trained at the University of Natal and has been in practice for nearly 25 years. Ruben has a love of sport and played professional cricket in his high school and university...

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K Shashidhar
K Shashidhar - Vice President

IL&FS Township & Urban Assets Ltd., India

Mr. K Shashidhar, in his capacity as Vice President leads the Business Development and PPP projects in IL&FS Township & Urban Assets Ltd (IL&FS Urban Infrastructure) a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing...

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Helmut Spahn
Helmut Spahn - Director General

ICSS, Qatar

Helmut Spahn had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and is a highly respected expert in security, safety, and crowd management. He started his career in law enforcement in 1984 and went...

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Dina Tamimi
Dina Tamimi - Senior Manager - Business Development


Dina Tamimi has over fifteen years of experience in Global Fortune 500 companies with geographical responsibilities and coverage including the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa...

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David Thomson
David Thomson - Director

The Thomson Consultancy, UK

A senior sports and entertainment executive, with extensive experience in stakeholder management and the design, development, operation and commercialisation of Stadia, Arenas and Convention facilities. Parallel...

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Steven Wilbrenninck
Steven Wilbrenninck - Product Manager Stadiums

BAM International

Steven Wilbrenninck has been working for the BAM International for about 28 years. As the group solidified its position in stadium construction, he became the head of a specialist stadium product group....

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Steven Ziff
Steven Ziff - Vice President, Marketing and Digital Media

Jacksonville Jaguars, LLC

Steve Ziff joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as Vice President, Marketing & Digital Media in September of 2014. Steve is responsible for all areas of marketing, creative, and digital media, including

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