ONE Championship has appointed Carlo Di Blasi as the ONE Championship Italy president. A former Savate Italian Champion himself, he served for the Italian Army as Carabinieri in the Anti-Drug Department of the Special Forces.
As a member of the ONE Championship senior leadership team, Di Blasi is responsible for developing business strategies and plans. The former Savate Italian Champion will execute strategic B2B and marketing activities, acquire and manage relationships with key accounts and ensure strong stakeholder management across the Italian business ecosystem.
Representing ONE Championship in Italy, Di Blasi will help drive the culture of the company’s core values in the market. He was described by ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong as “a well-respected figure in the European martial arts industry, particularly with the work he has put in towards developing Muay Thai and kickboxing, as well as mixed martial arts in Italy.”
“With Carlo’s business and domain expertise, he plays a key role in shaping the future of ONE Championship,” Chatri stated. “As our organization establishes strong roots in locations around the world, the ONE Championship brand continues to flourish globally. Our goal is to ignite the world with strength, hope, dreams, and inspiration through the power of martial arts.”
Chatri said he had no doubt that Di Blasi will do a tremendous job in his new role as the ONE Championship Italy president. The latter stated, “Experiencing a ONE Championship event live for the first time, I immediately understood this is the future of martial arts.”
For Di Blasi, the ONE Championship team including Chatri, vice chairman Saurabh Mittal and group president Hua Fung Teh as well as “all the amazing people in the company” is the most incredible team he has ever seen. The newly appointed ONE Championship Italy president shared, “I know here at ONE Championship, we are going to change the world.”
“I am proud to be President of ONE Championship Italy and even more proud to be part of this organization,” Di Blasi continued. “I will do my best to help ONE Championship take martial arts to the next level.”
Before joining the organization as President of ONE Championship Italy, Di Blasi previously served as Italian representative for the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) and the World Muay Federation (WMF). He was also a board member of the International Federation of Savate (FISAV) and the first vice president of the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA).
Moreover, Di Blasi boasts of professional experience as a promoter for K1 Italy, GLORY Kickboxing, Oktagon and Victory World Series tournaments across Europe in countries such as Sweden, Italy, France, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Panama and Bielorissia. He earned his law degree from the University of Milan in Milan, Italy and he speaks Italian, English, German, French and Spanish.
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