Charly Classen joined the company as Executive Vice President Sports in November 2020 with responsibility for Sky Deutschland’s entire sports unit. In addition to this, he is responsible for Sky Business Solutions, which looks after Sky’s business customers . Prior to that, Hamburg-born Classen spent 13 years in leading positions at ESPN, most recently as General Manager EMEA, India South East Asia, Australia/New Zealand in London. He can look back on extensive experience in European sports television, digital media and business partnerships. In addition, he is Vice Chair of Special Olympics Great Britain.