The new CONCACAF Council officially appoints the former NBA Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean after a rigorous global search process
Miami (Thursday, May 26, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Philippe Moggio has been appointed by the new CONCACAF Council as the Confederation’s General Secretary, effective June 13th, 2016. Mr. Moggio previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Basketball Association (NBA), where he directed the expansion of the organization’s business, including media distribution, marketing partnerships, events, and licensed merchandise, as well as the development of basketball growth initiatives in the region.
In his role as General Secretary, Mr. Moggio will act as the chief executive officer of the Confederation, leading its daily business and operations. He succeeds the Confederation’s Acting General Secretary, Ted Howard, who has served in this role since May 2015.
“As the Confederation continues reforming its corporate governance structure, the key appointment of Philippe Moggio as General Secretary, adds yet another layer of stability to our business operations, allowing us to better serve our Member Associations, partners and fans of the world’s greatest game,” said CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani. “Philippe is an outstanding leader who brings a broad vision, passion, creativity, and strong sports marketing experience that will enable the Confederation to continue developing football throughout the region.”
“It’s an honor to have been appointed by the CONCACAF Council as the Confederation’s General Secretary. I am thrilled to have the unique opportunity to work with CONCACAF to continue establishing a path for the sustainable long-term growth of football in this region,” said Mr. Moggio. “My focus is to continue implementing the reforms, while leading the front office in strengthening our business performance to further position CONCACAF as a leading sports organization.”
During his time at the NBA, the French-Colombian native oversaw unprecedented commercial and developmental success in Latin America and the Caribbean. Under his leadership the league expanded its content distribution across the region working closely with existing NBA partners like ESPN and DirecTV and through a number of groundbreaking partnerships, including recent partnerships with Mexico’s Televisa to show NBA games via free to air TV, Brazil’s Globosat, as well as with Digicel SportsMax, which now offers fans live games and extensive NBA programming in approximately 30 Caribbean territories. Mr. Moggio also helped introduce new local marketing partners to the NBA including Bimbo, Coors Light, Digicel, and Antel, and build local success with existing NBA global partners including adidas, Cisco, Gatorade, and 2K.
Alongside the commercial success, Mr. Moggio has also spearheaded developing the growing popularity of basketball in the region, overseeing the introduction of preseason and regular-season games to Mexico and Brazil, implementing multiple grassroots and youth development initiatives across the region, and forming a groundbreaking partnership with the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB) in Brazil.
Prior to joining the NBA, Mr. Moggio worked for almost 10 years in investment banking covering the U.S. and Latin America, working at Banc of America Securities and ABN AMRO/ING Barings. An athletic standout, he played NCAA Division I tennis at Duke University, then went on to play professionally, from 1995-98, and represented Colombia in multiple Davis Cup appearances.
In March 2016, the CONCACAF Council engaged Korn Ferry, a preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm, to advise on key qualifications for the position and manage a public search before offering candidate recommendations to the CONCACAF Council. The international search delivered over 75 male and female candidates from across the globe and the CONCACAF region. Final candidates were interviewed in person by the entire CONCACAF Council.
This search marks the first time CONCACAF has partnered with an executive search team to fill the key leadership position. In addition to a passion for football, the Confederation focused on candidates with a proven track record in the sports industry as well as experience with multicultural constituents, managing a successful business, overseeing regional staff, organizing large-scale events, and managing broadcast, commercial, and digital media rights.