Ornella Desiree Bellia

Legal experience and international experience within the global sports industry, having worked for soccer clubs, leading law firms and sports institutions in five different countries. Extensive knowledge of the soccer industry from different perspectives and cultures. In-depth knowledge of government and the business models of professional football. Experience with complex management and stakeholder engagement. Strong strategic planning skills. Creative mindset and forward thinking. Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Postgraduate education: - MBA in Sports Management (Real Madrid Escuela Universitaria), - Negotiation and Leadership Program (Harvard Law School, Boston), - UEFA Women's Leadership Program (UEFA, IMD Business School) - LL.M in International Sports Law (Higher Institute of Law and Economics, Madrid) Lecturer in various academic courses on Sports Management and Sports Law. Speaker at international conferences. Member of the Advisory Council of the World Football Summit. Co-director of the FIFA Diploma in Club Management.


Female Leadership in Sports Organizations

October 20, 2021