ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Frank van Eijsden
Starting as Ticketing Manager and later joining the overall management team of Feyenoord Rotterdam (as Manager Service & Tickets), Frank van Eijsden is a seasoned football industry professional. After 12 years working on club-side he decided to move over to the other side of the table, now acting as COO of leading Dutch football ticketing technology provider Tymes4 (by Ormer ICT).
Ilja Kaenzig is an experienced executive in the football business industry. Before leading the German Bundesliga club VfL Bochum 1848 as Managing Director, he used to work as Chief Executive at BSC Young Boys and FC Sochaux and was also Member of the Board of the Swiss Football League.
Mateusz Lentowczyk used to work at UEFA for more than five years before he founded TISA Group, which he currently leads as CEO. Current clients of TISA include UEFA, FIFA, AFC, Ekstraklasa and Legia Warsaw.
Head of the International & CSR Department
Bálint Máté has been involved in the sports industry for 22 years. He is working for Ferencváros since 2013. As the Head of the Club’s International & CSR Department he is responsible for the re-establishment of the Club’s international relationships, various community programs for youth, athletes, and fans. As the Club’s Main Contact, he’s been responsible for the Ferencváros’ off-the-pitch organizational matters since 2014.
Slovak Football League
Since 2014 Michal Mertinyak is leading the Slovak League club’s Union (i.e. the Slovak League) as CEO. Mertinyak is the driving force for development in Slovak club football resulting in many successful projects and achievements over the last years.
Pangl Football Group
Georg Pangl started his journey in football business at the Austrian Football Association in 1986. He then worked at UEFA and later joined the Austrian Bundesliga as CEO. After nearly ten years, he moved on to become the General Secretary of the European Leagues in 2014. Georg Pangl has been CEO of his company Pangl Football Group since January 2020.
Cesare Polenghi is founder and CEO of Ganassa, a digital media agency developing and operating media channels in Asia for some of the biggest brands in football, like the UEFA Champions League, LaLiga, Serie A, Juventus Turin, Real Betis, Borussia Dortmund and many more.