Director of Arena Lviv – the best sports manager in age category under 35

17.05.2012 08:00

This award was awarded to Oleksii Zhukovin – Head of stadium operations to Euro 2012 - at a Gala Awards Evening held in Turin, Italy, in the  Nazionale dell’Automobile  Museum. The Stadium Business Awards aims to celebrate the success of sports management, projects and events in sports management worldwide.

«Oleksii Zhukovin is one of the fastest growing and developing professionals in the sports business sector in Ukraine»,  was mentioned in The Stadium Business Awards 2012  preview.

Except Oleksii 4 professionals were nominated in the «Rising Star» category:

  • Christopher Fiori, Event Director of Frankfurt Stadium (Germany)
  • Gary Hutchinson, Commercial Director of Sunderland AFC (United Kingdom)
  • Lenalinn Hausen, Executive Project Manager at the Nürburgring and General Secretary of the International Association of Permanent Circuits. (Germany)
  • Mike Meitin, the Managing Director of Aspires operations in UK and Europe. (USA)



“Every year we’re impressed by the incredible level of innovation and professionalism we witness during the nomination process and this year was no exception,” said Ian Nuttall, founder of The Stadium Business Summit. “Nominees should be very proud of their achievements and we congratulate them all in reaching the shortlist.” 


«This Award is an honor for me. Undisputedly it gets in line with my current position and surrounding, because the team of ‘Arena Lviv’ is growing with a new young stadium.  I would like to express my gratitude to all, who contributed to creation and implementation of new era in Ukrainian sport, which draws admiration of professionals throughout the world», – told Oleksii.  «I represent not only myself and my stadium here. I am the representative of Ukraine as a new market, new opportunities and new managers».



Other nominations of TheStadiumBusiness Awards involve all management spheres of sports facilities life.  Among them: «Venue of the Year», «Sports Event of the Year», «Executive of the Year», and «Team Player of the Year» etc.  According to organizers, before announcing the shortlists of nominees, they had to consider more than thousand applicants. 


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