Michael Payne (executive)
Michael Payne is an English marketing executive and author, former head of the marketing division of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is the author of the 2005 book Olympic Turnaround.
A free-style skiier in the 1970s, Michael Payne began marketing his fellow athletes, helping them find sponsors to permit them to compete. Payne was drafted into the IOC in the 1989, having previously worked at ISL Marketing , a Swiss based marketing company that in 1982 had been appointed by the IOC to develop a global marketing program. During his 17 years with the IOC, working initially in collaboration with ISL Marketing and subsequently with Meridian Management,( a marketing company owned partly by the IOC), he contributed to the development a multi-billion dollar marketing program for the organization, worldwide. According to media outlets, Payne is "credited with turning the Games into a financial success" through the television and marketing deals he negotiated for the Olympics during his tenure.
In 2005, Payne released his first book, Olympic Turnaround.
From the June of 2012, Michael Payne start to work in Formula One Management (FOM). The Bernie Ecclestone is invite him as a start-uo manager for IPO of Formula One.
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