Severine Riviere Sportradar

Severine Riviere takes on executive HR duties at Sportradar

Severine Riviere has become the latest senior hire at Sportradar, joining the company as Chief People Officer (CPO) to spearhead its human resources policies.

The Swiss sports technology and data company will hold oversight of the group’s HR strategy, including talent management, leadership development, employee rewards and cultivation of workplace culture.

She will report directly to Carsten Koerl, Sportradar CEO, as the firm continues to strengthen its international standing, particularly in the US where it secured a listing on the New York Nasdaq back in 2021.

Riviere remarked: “I’ve been truly impressed with the emphasis Sportradar’s executive team places on building an engaged, inclusive and high-performing culture.

“I’m looking forward to working with our talented teams and utilising my deep experience in crafting impactful strategies to attract, engage and retain the best talent, in the interest of ensuring our continued momentum.”

Sportradar highlighted its new executive’s two decades of experience in HR, with her most recent role being at Fyffes International, where she worked as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Riviere’s roles have included tenures at B2B and B2C companies with employee numbers ranging between 5,000 and 85,000, adopting ‘innovative and result-oriented strategies’ for senior executive and HR teams.

She joins the company during an aforementioned period of expansion, having increased its workforce last year by acquiring London-based AI firm Vaix, and signing betting data and integrity deals with a range of operators and sports governing bodies.

The firm further expanded its foothold in the US this week by securing a temporary Sports Wagering Vendor Licence in Massachusetts, with the state opening its market to regulated betting on 31 January.

Commenting on Rivere’s addition to the firm, Carsten Koerl said: “Severine’s passion for people and excellence in the People Services practice will be a tremendous asset to Sportradar. 

“I am confident her leadership and expertise will have an enormous impact on our culture as we continue to transform and reimagine the way the world experiences sport.”

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