SPORTFIVE has appointed Thomas Klingebiel as President Media starting mid-February 2022.
Previously Thomas Klingebiel worked for Genius Sports where he was responsible for the company’s business in the region as Commercial Director APAC for five years. He has gained nearly 20 years of commercial experience in prominent global media and sports organizations.
For his new position at SPORTFIVE, Thomas Klingebiel will relocate from Singapore to Hamburg. He will be responsible for driving the strategically important Media business to the next level and will report to Robert Müller von Vultejus, Chief Growth Officer of SPORTFIVE.
After his business studies at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management Thomas Klingebiel started his professional life in Australia, where he gained first experiences in the field of Sports media rights brokerage. He relocated to Singapore in 2007 where he has been working in responsible management positions at various companies in the sports media rights sector (Nimbus Sport International, Perform Media Services, Asia Sports Digital and Genius Sports).
Robert Müller von Vultejus says: “We are very happy to have convinced Thomas to join SPORTFIVE in Hamburg as President Media. He is an effective business leader who has learned the media rights business from scratch. Thomas sees digital media rights marketing, including the development of corresponding business models, as one of his core competencies which makes him – in combination with his experience, culture and drive – an ideal fit for SPORTFIVE and for our next stages of growing the business.”
Thomas Klingebiel says: “I am really looking forward to my new role and to joining SPORTFIVE. After my years in Australia and Singapore I am excited to bring in my international experience and to make an active contribution to growth. Together we will drive the SPORTFIVE media business to the next level.”