Gustavo Silikovich - General Secretary, Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), Guayaquil, Ecuador

Gustavo Silikovich

Executive with experience in managing large teams in different functional areas (Sports Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Portfolio and Project Management, Information Technology, Continuous Improvement, and Audit), across several countries (Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Japan, Chile, USA, Panama, Puerto Rico, Romania and Mexico). CEO of River Plate (Argentina) from 2015, responsible for all functional areas of the club. Winner of the “Sports Industry – Executive of the year” prize in 2017. In charge of driving Business Analytics & Data Science projects across different areas in the sports industry (Fan Relationship Management, Sales, Marketing, Ticketing, Sponsorship, Hospitality).

Co-Author of the book “Caso River: Copas, Superavit, Compromiso Social”, which uses River Plate recent turnover (2014-2017) to explain financial and marketing concepts in a casual and easy-to-read style. It also incorporates case studies regarding player transfers, capex optimization and social responsibility for sport organizations. Proven competencies in implementing and managing CPM practices (Corporate Portfolio Management) with more than 10 years of expertise in defining and managing highly challenging projects in different industries (oil & gas, retail, technology, pharmaceutical).

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