US-based sports and entertainment company Oak View Group is launching its first international office in London.

OVG International is designed to establish the group’s arena and stadium presence in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Billboard reports that former managing director of AEG Live Jessica Koravos will serve as co-chair of OVG International alongside OVG chief executive Tim Leiweke.

Sam Piccione III, who is the former chief commercial officer at Formula E Holdings and senior vice president of sales at AEG Europe, has also been named as president, with Mark Donnelly to serve as chief operating officer.

Billboard added that Brian Kabatznick will serve as executive vice-president of business development and facilities, Marc-Elie Robert as senior vice-president of commercial, Martha Rolle as legal counsel and Gary Hutchinson as stadium consultant.

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