Master’s Programme for 2015-2017
29 October, 2015 : International Sport Marketing, Sponsorship & Media Mangement
Kunihito Morimura, President & Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Sports Asia
Kunihito Morimura was seconded from Dentsu Inc. in 2010. His role encompasses the management of sports business growth in Asia (including Oceania, Middle East, Turkey & Africa) via Dentsu Sports Asia’s (DSA) range of services from marketing of broadcasting rights to television production, sponsorship sales, event management and also sports personality endorsement. The company is also currently expanding its business into the entertainment industry.
Kuni’s in-depth understanding in the sport business, along with his networking and client servicing skills have been invaluable to Dentsu. Kuni’s association and agency experience with Dentsu is an advantage for sales efforts, sponsorship management and rights delivery as well as interacting with and fulfilling the Japanese clients’ expectations – in short, he is the in-house expert on Japanese business practices.
Kuni’s other experiences include major international sport events such as the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup in France and Korea/Japan respectively and the 2004 UEFA Euro Cup and not forgetting various Asian Football Confederation events. He was also a part of the marketing programs for the Japan Football Association (JFA), the J-League, 2009/2010 FIFA Club World Cup in UAE and the East Asia Football Federation (EAFF).
Since 2010, Kuni has been developing DSA’s portfolio which now includes sports such as Football, Golf, Cricket, Swimming, Basketball, Tennis and Motor Sports. Prior to taking the helm at DSA, Kuni was previously seconded to World Sport Group as a Senior Vice President from 2005 – 2008.
5 November, 2015 : International Sport Marketing, Sponsorship & Media Mangement
Yasuhide Okabe, Head of Asia Sales, Team Marketing AG
Head of Asia Sales – TEAM Marketing AG
- First Asian involved in the UEFA Champions League
- Responsible for sales of sponsorship and media Rights to the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in Asia Pacific and MENA
Advisory Board – Sports Business Academy
Pro Picker – NewsPicks
MBA – University of Cambridge
Former player – Keio University Football Club
19 November, 2015 : International Sport Marketing, Sponsorship & Media Mangement
Hideyuki Andy Hata, President, Repucom Japan
Mr Hata began his career at Sony Corporation in 1996 and managed a number of global projects with the electronics giant. Since 2006, he was part of Sony’s global partnership team with FIFA and spearheaded their global activation strategy which covered all FIFA tournaments including the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He started with Repucom which is a leading company in the sport market research in 2012 as President Japan. He is a recognized figure within the Japanese sports industry and takes part in various types of discussion panels, often speaking at universities and business schools. He currently serves as a member of J League Marketing Committee. He earned his bachelor degree in Law at Meiji University.
11 December, 2015 : International Sport Marketing, Sponsorship & Media Mangement
Yoshikazu Noguchi, Consulting Director, 2020 Project Design Office, Dentsu Inc.
Communication planning for CocaCola, Nestle, Glaxo, Hewlett Packard, Sony, Vodafone, Disney, etc.
Business project development to meet with upcoming new social/business needs in the year 2020 since Japanese government and major business players are positioning 2020 as the beginning of new era.
17 December, 2015 : International Sport Marketing, Sponsorship & Media Mangement
Yosuke Fujiwara, Executive Board Member, Japanese Olympic Committe
Yosuke Fujiwara is an Executive Board Member of the Japanese Olympic Committee, and of the All Japan Judo Federation. He started as a journalist at NHK (Japanese public broadcaster), and started his career as a foreign correspondent in Iran during Iran-Iraq War. He was assigned as Bureau Chief of Rome, Italy and Atlanta, USA. After his last news report on the fall of Berlin Wall, he shifted to sports broadcasting field and acted as Chief Operating Officer of Japan Olympic Consortium, which is a consortium of all Japanese broadcasters for the Olympic Games. He was nominated by President Samaranch of the IOC to the IOC Radio-Television Commission Member in 1996, where he played an active role in creating IOC TV/Radio News Access Rules and Internet policies. In 2005 he moved to China to take part in the host broadcasting operations of Beijing Olympic Games as Head of Broadcast Information at Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Company. In 2009 he shifted to sports administration field as an EB Member of Japanese Olympic Committee, where he acted as Chef de Mission of Japanese delegation to Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in 2014. Since 2014 he teaches ‘sports journalism’ at Waseda University in Tokyo.
5 Feburary, 2016 : Sport Organisation & Governance
Suminori Gokoh, Asian Football Confederation.
Suminori Gokoh has been Competitions Manager at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) since 2013, mainly working for organising its national team competitions of football; AFC Asian Cup, Championships of AFC U-23, U-19 and U-16 as well as FIFA World Cups. He is currently seconded from Japan Football Association, where he worked for various international football competitions in particular as; Managing Director for FIFA Club World Cups Japan 2011/2012 and Chief Director for 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bid. His experience also covers football development in relation to grassroots development, international relations, vision and mission management, government relations, and educational activities. Suminori holds a Master’s degree of Sociology of Sport in Tsukuba University.
From 8 to 10 Feburary, 2016 : Sport Organisation & Governance
Jean-Loup Chappelet, Professor, IDHEAP.
Jean-Loup Chappelet, PhD, is a full professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) of the University of Lausanne. He was IDHEAP Dean from 2003 to 2011. He previously held managing positions at the International Olympic Committee and in a “big-four” firm. In 1995, at IDHEAP, he launched the first sport management course in Switzerland which is still held every autumn. For twelve years (1999-2011) he was the director of the MEMOS programme, a master programme run by eleven universities for Olympic Solidarity. He founded in 2000 the Académie internationale des sciences et techniques du sport (AISTS) with colleagues from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He is the General Secretary of the International Coubertin Committee and a member of the social sciences working group of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). He authored many scientific articles and several books (in English, French, Japanese, Korean and Russian) on sport management and the Olympic phenomena, as well as on public management and information systems organization. He has attended most Olympic (Summer) Games and Olympic Winter Games, as well as Youth Olympic Games since 1980. He currently coordinates the Certificate in Football Management, a blended learning programme for UEFA (Union of European Football Associations).
12 Feburary, 2016 : Sport Organisation & Governance
Kaita Sugihara, FIFA Consultant.
Kaita Sugihara is a Japanese and full time FIFA consultant based in Tokyo. After taking a master degree of engineering in the University of Tokyo, Kaita had worked as Strategy/Management/IT consultant for 8 years and most of the period had been spent in Deloitte Consulting. Then Kaita studied in FIFA Master and started football development career in AFC. One of his major achievements in the AFC period is the launch of AFC KICK OFF Programme (as Head of Development), which is the development programme for club and league. Kaita has been a full time FIFA Consultant who globally works for various FIFA programmes, such as League governance/Club licensing Programme, FIFA Performance Programme (Strategy and management consulting), and FIFA Connect Programme (IT consulting) since 2014.
9 to 12 December 2015 : Sport for Development and Peace / Sport, Culture and Society
Megan Chawansky, Senior lecture, University of Brighton
Dr. Megan Chawansky is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton (UK) where she teaches on the postgraduate degree in sport for international development (SfD) and on the undergraduate sport studies degree. Her research and consultancy experiences in the area of SfD include work with partners in India, Zambia, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean. She also served as a Programme Coordinator for PeacePlayers International-Cyprus from 2008-9. She is a co-editor (with Dr. Lyndsay M.C. Hayhurst and Professor Tess Kay) of the forthcoming collection: Beyond Sport for Development and Peace: Transnational perspectives on theory, policy and practice. London: Routledge. Her academic work has appeared in the following journals: Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, Sport in Society and International Review for the Sociology of Sport.
10 to 12 December 2015 : Sport for Development and Peace
Mel Young, President and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup
Mel Young is recognised as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. He is a Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum and he was named a Senior Fellow by Ashoka in 2014.
He is the President of the Homeless World Cup, which he co-founded in 2003. Under his leadership, the organisation and its partners expanded globally, working in 74 countries and touching the lives of over 100,000 homeless people per year. Last year, he launched the Homeless World Cup Supporters Club: a new social business to support the foundation’s work. Previously, Mel worked as a journalist and editor with a social conscience. He co-founded multiple publications, including The Big Issue in Scotland and Senscot (Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland). He is the former President and Honorary President of the International Network of Street Papers.
He is also a non-executive director on the boards of Sportscotland and Glasgow Life, and a member of the World Economic Forum Sports Agenda Council. He has been awarded five honorary degrees from Scottish universities.
He is a lifelong supporter of Hibernian FC and the author of GOAL! The story of the Homeless World Cup.
11 & 12 December 2015 : Sport for Development and Peace
Professor, Loughborough University,
UK & Telemark University College, Norway
Dr. Giulianotti (PhD Aberdeen, 1996) is Professor of Sociology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, and also Professor II at Telemark University College, Norway. His main research interests are in the fields of sport, globalization, development and peace, sport mega-events, crime and deviance, cultural identities, and qualitative methods. He is author of the books Football: A Sociology of the Global Game (Polity 1999); Sport: A Critical Sociology (Polity 2005; revised edition, 2015); Ethics, Money and Sport (with Adrian Walsh; Routledge 2007); Globalization and Football (with Roland Robertson; Sage 2009); and, Policing the 2012 London Olympics (with Gary Armstrong and Dick Hobbs; Routledge, in press). He has recently edited The Handbook of the Sociology of Sport (Routledge, 2015); he has edited many other books, and published numerous articles in international journals and edited books. His work has been translated and published in a dozen languages. In 2014, he began a major two-year research project, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, investigating the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ sector.
12 to 16 December 2015 : Sport for Development and Peace / Sport, Culture and Society
Dean M. Ravizza,
Associate Professor and Physical Education program director,
Salisbury University, USA
Dr. Dean Ravizza is an Associate Professor and Physical Education program director in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at Salisbury University. His work as Senior Research Practitioner through the Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution focuses on the intersection of research, fieldwork, and practice to advance the uses of sport for children and youth in armed conflict, former child soldiers, and other vulnerable children. His work intersects the fields of sport, conflict resolution, youth development, and child protection. Ravizza utilizes participatory research methods at the community level as part of his fieldwork to create culturally-relevant psycho-social interventions using sport in regions affected by armed conflict and other complex emergencies.
Through the Department of Health & Sport Sciences, his work focuses on re-conceptualizing physical education to meet the various psycho-social needs of children and youth in complex emergencies. This includes a school-based, physical education program focusing on conflict resolution for children and youth in post-conflict Northern Uganda through the Ministry of Education & Sport, and attention to factors for implementing effective physical education programs for refugee children and youth.
His fieldwork and research has informed programs with a number of community-based, governmental, non-governmental, and United Nations organizations on projects related to sport for development and peace for children and youth in conflict and other complex emergencies including USAID, UNICEF, UNHCR, and as a sports diplomat for the United States State Department’s SportUnited program. He has published extensively in book chapters and national and international journals in addition to giving over 100 presenations in conference, seminar, and workshop settings nationally and internationally.
Dr. Ravizza earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from George Mason University and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech University with an emphasis on psycho-social aspects of sport and physical activity. He holds affiliate faculty status with the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University, is an advisory board member for the Institute for the Development of Sport at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a member of the Brunel University (UK) International Research Network for Athlete Welfare. He is also a regular lecturer for the annual Communities in Crisis: Inclusive Development through Sport seminar in Germany for the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education. He currently serves as an active member of the Washington Network on Children and Armed Conflict, the Education Working Group of the International Sport for Development and Peace Association, , and other national and international strategic groups involving vulnerable children and youth. He has received numerous awards including the recent Distinguished Alumni Award from George Mason University. His work has been featured in media outlets such as National Public Radio, CNN International, and Heifer International’s World Ark magazine.