Ekin Gunel

Ekin brings eight years of sports marketing and management experience to Dugout, and has been responsible for leading its growth and development in the Eastern Europe and MENA regions since joining the company in mid-2017.

Ekin started his professional career with 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship, managing sponsorships at Local Organization Committee. Later he completed Sports Management master’s degree at the University of San Francisco. He returned from the US to Istanbul, Turkey, to found his own sports marketing agency, where he developed, brokered and activated sponsorship deals such as Beko & FC Barcelona, Turkish Telecom & Cristiano Ronaldo and Lassa Tyres & FC Barcelona, among others.