Building a Career in the Football Industry: Insider Perspectives – a Roundtable Discussion

A seminar as part of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series.

Lecture Theatre B35
Malet Street Building
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Thursday 21st March 2019 at 6pm

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Attendance at the event is free but you need TO REGISTER


Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, in collaboration with Birkbeck Talent – Birkbeck’s professional recruitment service linking employers with Birkbeck students and graduates – has organised this roundtable event to explore the topic of career opportunities and development within the sport industry, with particular reference to the football industry. By organising the event, the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre continues to support career networking for our students and alumni aimed at expanding opportunities for career progression in the sport sector.

The main objective of this event is to provide an overview of what it means to break into the sports industry and how to manage your career and expectations. The event is structured around presentations by four keynote speakers: Daniel Geey (Sheridans LLP); Jack Pentol Levy (Football Agent Education);  Hugo Scheckter (West Ham United FC); and Ehsen Shah (B-Engaged Ltd – Sports Sponsorship & Athlete Marketing). Each speaker will briefly describe their career journeys – their background, how they started in the industry, how their careers have progressed – providing an overview of their organisations, the opportunities within and what their current roles entail. The event will then proceed to a Question & Answer discussion between the audience and the speakers.

Priority for tickets will be given to Birkbeck students and alumni.

Speaker Biographies

Daniel Geey

Daniel‎ Geey is a Partner and sports lawyer at Sheridans. Daniel’s practice focuses principally on helping clients in the sports sector, including rights holders, leagues, governing bodies, associations, clubs, agencies, athletes, sports technology and e-sports companies, broadcasters and financial institutions. He advises clients on regulatory matters, dispute resolution, as well as competition law, commercial and broadcasting issues in a range of sports including football, tennis, rugby, cricket, boxing, basketball, athletics and gymnastics. He is the author of Done Deal: An Insider’s Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business.

Jack Pentol-Levy

Jack is a legal consultant & football agent, and co-founder and managing partner of Football Agent Education, and co-author of How to Become a Football Agent: the Guide with Dr. Erkut Sögüt.

Hugo Scheckter

Hugo Scheckter is the Head of Player Care at West Ham United FC and acts as the primary contact for the club’s first team players and coaching staff while running the club’s new Player Care department.. With a degree from America in Business Administration & Sports Management, alongside his previous experience working at Southampton FC and Indy Eleven in the American 2nd Division, Hugo has developed a comprehensive understanding and respect for the dedication, flexibility and work ethic needed to succeed within the sports industry. This is driven by his want for continual improvement and progress and desire to keep driving the player care industry forward in football.

Ehsen Shah

Ehsen Shah is Managing Director at B-Engaged Ltd – Sports Sponsorship & Athlete Marketing. Ehsen began his career working at a global online agency within the marketing department assigned to manage large brand accounts such as Nike, Adidas, G-Star and Pandora on international commercial activation. Ehsen works on developing footballer’s profiles in order to provide strategic commercial partnership opportunities.

Seminar Series Details

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street

Tel: 020 7631 6763

Twitter: @Birkbecksport

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