Singapore – International sports media company MP & Silva has appointed Rene Valencia for the newly created role of Vice President, Business Development and Sponsorship with effect from February 4.

Valencia will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the Olympic Council of Asia marketing programme, in addition to developing and implementing growth opportunities for MP & Silva’s Asia business. Valencia will be based at MP and Silva’s Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, and report directly to Peter Hutton, Joint-CEO of MP & Silva, and Mark Gorski, Senior Vice President, International Corporate Development and Head of Partnerships.

Rene Valencia

Valencia’s appointment bolsters MP & Silva’s focus on further growth in Asia in exploring new commercial and sponsorship opportunities. MP & Silva has built a strong reputation as a leading sports media rights agency with an extensive portfolio of major properties, and have recently expanded its business to production, sponsorship and new projects such as media advisory partnerships in co-operation with the Olympic Council of Asia, Formula E and most recently the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Said Hutton: “We are extremely pleased to have someone with Rene’s solid experience, and look forward to leveraging on many of his proven skill-sets and relationships to continue our success across the region.