UK eSports organization London Esports (LDN ) has announced the appointment of Karim Virani as non-executive director.
The newly appointed director of LDN is best known for his five-year tenure with Premier League football club West Ham United, where he served as the team's chief commercial officer.
While at West Ham, Virani became the first person to be an esports professional signed to a Premier League club, according to the press release. In addition to his new role, Virani will also continue as Commercial Director for Fan Token Platform Socios.
Alfie Wright, CEO of London Esports said in a notice of the appointment: Fan, I've been over in contact with Karim for a year and he has been very practically involved in shaping this organization for several months.
“Bringing Karim on board as a non-executive director was a natural next step and I look forward to sharing many of the projects Karim, Alex and I have worked on. His experience, network and knowledge had a tremendous impact on the organization, especially since he comes to us with an already existing, native understanding of the esports industry after having worked in and around the room for half a decade and being a gamer himself For over 20 years. "
Virani also shared his new role:" It's very exciting to join the team and I love the vision who have favourited Alfie and Alex for the Org. I hope that I can bring my knowledge, my experience and my network from both traditional sports and gaming to this project and that we can build something really great together. ”
Esports Insider says: Equipped with a wealth of experience in the industry, The appointment of Karim Virani to the Board of London Esports is a formidable acquisition for the organization.