Douglas Gremmen, born 1982, is the Commercial Director of GC Global Champions. Before joining GC Global Champions, Douglas was the Managing Director of Lagardère Sports Netherlands BV, the company which was founded in 2013. Subsequently, Douglas Gremmen has also taken on a role within the newly created European Business Development Team. Following his qualification as an economist at the University of Bath, Douglas Gremmen started his professional career at IMG in 2001. After various roles in London, Shanghai and Amsterdam, he moved to Hamburg to join the international sales team of SPORTFIVE in 2008. Since 2010, Douglas Gremmen has taken on business development roles in Geneva and Paris, before launching SPORTFIVE’s subsidiary in the Netherlands on the back of comprehensive marketing contracts with FC Utrecht, Roda JC and NEC Nijmegen which he has been in charge of since 2013. As of May 2016, Douglas Gremmen fulfils the double function of Managing Director Lagardère Netherlands B.V and (new title) European Business Development. This newly created department will be responsible for new growth lines across all sports, all platforms and all territories.
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