MP& Silva, a leading international media company that provides media rights distribution, digital and technology services, and sponsorship consultancy, announces that the Board has appointed Seamus O’Brien as President and Group Chief Executive Officer of MP & Silva, effective 1st January 2018.


Seamus O’Brien has over 30 years’ experience in leading executive positions in the international sports industry across the world. He began his career at CSI (which later became part of Octagon) before establishing World Sport Group, a company renowned for many landmark deals in the sports media industry. In 2008, Seamus sold his majority stake in World Sport Group to Lagardère Group, the French media conglomerate, having built the company into Asia’s largest sports marketing, media and event management company. He continued to lead World Sport Group as Executive Chairman until 2015. He was also appointed in 2014 as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of Lagardère’s Sports and Entertainment division.