Joe Markowski steps down as North America CEO for DAZN

DAZN’s head of North American operations, Joseph Markowski, has officially announced his departure from the sports entertainment group.

Markowski was appointed as CEO of DAZN North America back in 2022, after his tenure as EVP for the region and also serving as a Global Platform EVP.

At one point, he was operating from Japan as the Commercial Director of DAZN’s global boxing offering – a segment that the streaming network’s CEO Pete Oliver will take a lead on after Markowski leaves.

In a post, Markowski said: “It’s with a mixture of excitement and gratitude that we announce my departure from DAZN after 13 fantastic years.

“I’m extremely proud of the business we have built. We led a global disruption to the sports industry from an industrial park in Feltham. That takes some doing.

“DAZN has gifted me two years in Tokyo, six (and counting) in NYC, and countless trips to all corners of the world. I don’t take these experiences for granted.

“Most of all, I’m thankful for the incredibly talented, committed and ambitious people that I’ve had the pleasure of working with along the way. You have been excellent.”

Markowski will continue to be involved in DAZN operations as an advisor.

The group commented: “Joe has played a significant role in the development of DAZN in his 13 years with the company, helping to lay solid foundations for the global boxing proposition and expanding DAZN’s presence in Japan and the US. DAZN is grateful for Joe’s commitment, industry expertise, and strategic insight over the years, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

“Joe will remain an advisor to the business. As we move forward, we are happy to announce that Pete Oliver will be responsible for the overall global boxing proposition. We are confident in his ability to lead us to further success as DAZN expands globally.”

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