Who is behind the ECA CMP?

ECA CMP Scientific Panel

The ECA CMP Scientific Panel is an invaluable asset to the programme, since they all have a vast experience in club management. Through their expertise, the ECA CMP Scientific Panel members support the content of the programme, ensuring a high quality input to the ECA CMP sessions. The ECA CMP Scientific Panel consists of the following members:

Charlotte Kenny

Former Arsenal FC Business Development Director

Campbell Ogilvie

Chairman of the ECA Scientific Panel & Former President of the Scottish FA, Rangers FC, Heart of Midlothian

Ignacio Palacios Huerta

Former Athletic FC Board Member & Professor of Managerial Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics (LSE)

Konstantin Kornakov

LTT Sports Strategy Council Member & Former Heart of Midlothian FC

Ian Richardson

Director of Executive Education and Director MSc Strategic Public & Political Marketing, Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University

Bernhard Heusler

Former FC Basel 1893 Chairman

Aki Riihilahti

HJK Helsinki CEO & ECA Executive Board Member


The ECA CMP Team is responsible for the content and the quality of the programme. The team designs, plans and supervises the sessions including its structure and syllabus. The team is in charge of the overall running of the programme to insure that it meets the needs and expectations of the participants.

The ECA CMP Team consists of the following:

Konstantin Kornakov

LTT Sports Strategy Council Member & ECA CMP Partner

Olivier Jarosz

Club Affairs Partner & CMP Director

Siri Wallenius

Club Affairs Partner & CMP Project Manager



LTT will be used as a Club Expertise Partner and will advise and assist the CMP team throughout the programme. They will help to ensure that the programme content and delivery is carried out the best standards. LTT will also have a prominent role in the organisation of the CMP.

LTT Sports is a network of like-minded individuals who have a dream of developing and improving the sports industry through effective management practices, knowledge generation and distribution, creativity and a strong professional ethos. With extensive experience in the areas of business and finance consulting, sports management, sports operations, research and analysis, LTT Sports is a new team with experienced players that is already delivering strong results in our knowledge-based world.

An academic partnership has been agreed SBS. The partnership which supports the “academic” part of the programme will further enhance the quality of the sessions. Moreover, SBS will assist ECA in providing the most suitable speakers to the sessions and the presentations used will be made available to the participants.

Stockholm Business School belongs to Stockholm University and is ranked in the top 100 academic ranking of world universities. The University, which dates back to 1878, is a regional centre for research and education. SBS is responsible for educating business leaders and managers of the future in both the private and public sector. The school aims to develop the learning process in such a way that creative thinking and critical reasoning are the guiding principles for the entire study programme. The courses are based on the latest research. Close contacts with the worlds of business and research, both at a national and international level, allow them to offer a transnational education.

Blossom is a Strategic Communication and Visual Design Studio, with a purpose: fighting for Beauty, to make the world a better place. In the light of a solid and long partnership with ECA for the development of various communication projects (such as the design of the Club Management Guide), a digital partnership has been agreed for the creation of the online platform www.ECA-CMP.com.

With its innovative and easy to use approach, the platform serves as a valuable asset for the programme.

Based on extensive experience, we are able to offer tailor-made Development Seminars both onsite and online from content to execution with access to the best experts in sports. We pioneered in the field of executive football management courses, by creating the successful knowledge-sharing platform, the ECA Club Management Programme, which was the first ever tailor-made executive programme covering professional football club needs for the top management of clubs.

We at Club Affairs are still the strategic content drivers and main organisers of the CMP. We deliver tailor-made club-focused content with a genuine spirit from content to execution with access to the best experts in club football.

We are skilled in managing leading sporting conferences, educational workshops, major sporting events and networking programmes internationally. We also have an established reputation as thought-leaders in sports and consultancy practice as regular key note speakers, expert panellists, sports academics and sports publishers.