Former Speakers

 

Over 15 years, the IFA Zurich has welcomed the most important faces in football – both as speakers and visitors.

Below you will find a selection of speakers from our past events.

  • Agnelli Andrea, President Juventus Turin FC
  • Al Thawadi Hassan, Secretary General Supreme Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar
  • Aulas Jean-Michel, President Olympique Lyonnais
  • Bahar Dany, Head of Corporate Projects Red Bull GmbH
  • Baptista da Rocha Luiz Eduardo, VP Marketing Flamengo
  • Barrow John, Senior Principal Populous
  • Bath Neil, Academy Manager Chelsea FC
  • Beckenbauer Franz, Member of the FIFA Executive Committee 
  • Best Benjamin, Journalist, Filmmaker & Author
  • Bhatia Amit, Vice-Chairman Queens Park Rangers
  • Bienhaus Axel, Partner Albert Speer & Partner
  • Bierhoff Oliver, National Team Manager German Football Association
  • Biermann Christoph, Sports Journalist & Author 11 Freunde
  • Bin Hammam Mohamed, President of the Asian Football Confederation
  • Biver Jean-Claude, CEO Hublot
  • Blatter Joseph S., President FIFA
  • Bleau Riki, Music Executive Tim & Danny Music
  • Blitz Roger, Sports Business Correspondent Financial Times
  • Bose Mihir, Journalist Evening Standard
  • Bravo Ivan, Director General Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence
  • Buckley Ben, CEO Football Federation Australia
  • Burrows Ian, Director F1 Racing & F1Racing Custom
  • Calmund Rainer, Manager Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • Campbell Angus, Partner Foster+Partners
  • Campodonico Matteo, Founder & CEO Wyscout
  • Chadwick Prof. Simon, Chair in Sport Business Strategy & Marketing Coventry University
  • Collina Pierluigi, Italian Referee
  • Comolli Damien, form. Sporting Director
  • Correia Luis, Director Gestifute
  • Coward Nic, General Secretary Premier League Limited.
  • Cramer Carsten, Director Sales, Marketing and Business Development Borussia Dortmund
  • Cummings Steve, Chelsea FC
  • De Campos Pinto Marcelo, Executive Director Rede Globo
  • de Gregorio Walter, Director FIFA
  • Dein David, Former Vice Chairman Arsenal FC
  • Dellea David, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Di Matteo Roberto, Former Swiss Player for Chelsea FC
  • Dufner Dirk, Sports Director Hannover 96
  • Durante Alan, Chairman & Managing Director Mahindra United Football Club Pvt. Ltd.
  • Eriksson Sven-Göran, Football Coach 
  • Prof. Essig Natalie, Architekt Hochschule München Fakultät für Architektur
  • Faro Felipe, CEO Santos FC
  • Féry Loïc, President FC Lorient
  • Fontein Maarten, Responsible International Affairs AZ Alkmaar, Chairman Youth Working Group ECA
  • Fuchs Klaus, General Manager Vfl Wolfsburg
  • Gandini Umberto, Organizational Manager AC Milan
  • Garber Don, Commissioner Major League Soccer
  • Gourlay Ron, CEO Chelsea FC
  • Grove Victor, Senior Vice President PrivatAir SA
  • Haenni Tatjana, Head of Women's competitions FIFA
  • Hainer Herbert, CEO Adidas
  • Hasenbein Philipp, Managing Director SPORTFIVE
  • Heimes Christoph, Manager Content Partner Switzerland Google
  • Henrotay Christophe, Agent
  • Heusler Dr. Bernhard, Legal Counsel FC Basel 1893
  • Hoeness Uli, General Manager Bayern Munich
  • Hoffmann Bernd, CEO Hamburger SV
  • Holzhäuser Wolfgang, Manager Bayer Leverkusen
  • Houllier Gérard, Global Sports Director Red Bull GmbH
  • Hughes Rob, Journalist International Herald Tribune
  • Jongkind Ruben, Head of Talent Development AFC Ajax
  • Kaiser Oliver, CEO Ledavi GmbH
  • Kallen Martin, Operations Director UEFA
  • Kaltenborn Monisha, Team Principal and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG
  • Kenyon Peter, CEO Chelsea FC
  • Keuter Paul, Head of Sports Germany Twitter
  • Prof. Antonio Carlos Kfouri Aidas, Director of Control FGV Foundation
  • Kirkwood Alistair, Managing Director NFL UK
  • Klos Stefan, General Manager Proprojekt
  • Köksal Ebru, Executive Board Member Galatasaray Istanbul
  • Kuper Simon, Journalist/Author Financial Times 
  • Lange Edward, CEO Allianz Brazil
  • Lavigne Jonathan, Co-Founder & CTO Onefootball
  • Lehmann Jens, former German national goalkeeper
  • Leiweke Tim, CEO of AEG
  • Lemerre Roger, National Team Coach France
  • Leonardo, Brazilian Footballer and Coach
  • Lyttleton Ben, Journalist
  • Marcelo Figueiredo Portugal Gouvêa President FC São Paulo
  • Meier Urs, Swiss Referee  
  • Mennerich Stefan, Director New Media FC Bayern Munich
  • Michel-Amadry Marc, Vice President Marketing International Ebel
  • Miller Glenn, Sports, Entertainment, Media Strategic Partnership Facebook
  • Moreira Carlos, VP Business Devel. WISeKey
  • Nally Patrick, CEO West Nally
  • Ogi Adolf, Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General
  • Paes Eduardo, Mayor Rio de Janeiro
  • Palme Heinz, Director BD ICSS
  • Patel Praful, President of AIFF and Indian Minister
  • Pozzo Gino, Owner Watford FC
  • Prof. Antonio Carlos Kfouri Aidas, Director of Control FGV Foundation
  • Prof. Essig Natalie, Architekt Hochschule München Fakultät für Architektur
  • Payne Michael, Former Head of the Marketing Division Olympic Committee
  • Radmann Fedor, German Advisor
  • Rangnick Ralf, Sporting Director Red Bull Salzburg and RB Leipzig
  • Rebelo Aldo, Sports Minister Brazil 
  • Reiter Dr. Gregor, Sports Lawyer RA Grueter
  • Rijkaard Frank, Football Coach        
  • Rink Paulo, 2014 World Cup Ambassador for Curitiba
  • Sir Robson Bobby, Football Coach  
  • Roca Francisco, General Director Spanish La Liga
  • Roettgermann Thomas, CEO VfL Wolfsburg
  • Rosell Sandro, President FC Barcelona
  • Rosenberg Luiz Paulo, Vice President Corinthians
  • Rotthaus Jochen, Managing Director TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
  • Rummenigge Karl-Heinz, Vice President Bayern Munich
  • Rutten Frank, CEO Dutch Eredivisie
  • Satin Bruno, Agent
  • Schmid Fritz, Purecoaching
  • Schmidt Carsten, Chief Officer Sports Sky Deutschland
  • Seifert Christian, CEO German Bundesliga
  • Scudamore Richard, CEO of F.A. Premier League
  • Sen Amit, Board of Directors Kingfisher East Bengal FC
  • Shaw Toby, Head of Football Sponsoring Sony Europe 
  • Siegenthaler Urs, Chief Scout German Football Association  
  • Sir Broughton Martin, Chairman Sports Investment Partners, & Chairman British Airways
  • Sir Robson Bobby, Football Coach
  • Soares de Oliveira Domingos, CEO SL Benfica
  • Soriano Ferran, Vice President FC Barcelona
  • Sorokin Alexey, CEO LOC Russia 2018  
  • Stiegenroth Henning, Head of Sports Marketing Deutsche Telekom
  • Terim Fatih, Turkish Coach         
  • Trade Ricardo, CEO Brazil 2014 World Cup
  • Tulett Darren, TV presenter beIn Sport France
  • Turner Sebastian, Chairman of the Board Scholz & Friends AG  
  • Valcke Jérôme, FIFA General Secretary
  • van den Doel Max, Sports Marketing Director adidas Asia/Pacific
  • Verhaeghe Bart, Chairman Football Club Brugge
  • Villiger Marco, FIFA Director of the Legal Affairs Division
  • Wagner Martin, Delegate of the Board Team Marketing  
  • Wiele Dr. Andreas, Member of the Board Axel Springer SE
  • Young Mel, Founder and President Homeless World Cup
  • Zahn Frank, CEO Exozet