SOAS University of London

Alumni Engagement


Simon, BA Japanese 2008


An international sport business professional with a commitment to drive commercial growth, social development, sustainability through partnerships. Simon graduated with a BA Japanese in 2008 at SOAS before relocating to Japan to take up a position at Konami, one of Japan's leading entertainment companies and engaged in international projects & assignments across Europe, Middle East, APAC and LATAM. During his time at SOAS he was President of SOAS Japan Society and consequently Chair of the committee for SOAS Alumni In Japan.

Simon made the transition into the sport business industry, first with the iconic Liverpool FC in London and Hong Kong, and now works for one of most exciting and innovative international sport organisations, Spain's LaLiga, as Commercial Director - South East Asia, Japan, Korea, and Australia at Singapore, developing partnerships with clients to generate financial and social impact. He also holds an MBA in Sport Management. His long term vision is to leverage the unique power of sport for corporate sustainability and international development and advocate diversity and inclusion within the sport industry. He hopes to connect with other alumni across the APAC region who are interested in exchanging ideas.