James has a B.Sc. Degree in Sports Science from Loughborough University and a certificate in Macro Economics from the London Business School. James commenced his business career in investment banking with the Royal Bank of Canada. His investment experience and passion for sport, led him to join Athletes1 in 2004, concentrating on the management of international rugby players. In 2006 he moved to Pro Sports International in London, specialising in superstar rugby and football player representation and commercial advisory with professional football and rugby clubs. In 2008 James set up his own sports agency, Y11 Sports, in Dubai, most notably consulting on many of Dubai sport assets and their commercial strategies and programmes in football and golf. In 2014 James built multiple sport properties with strategic partners and founded Y11 Sport & Media Limited in 2018.
Nicolas has a M.Sc. Degree in Finance from Sherbrooke University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) of Canada. He started his career in hedge fund accounting at Citi Hedge Fund Services in Bermuda and was then recruited to open the Bahrain office for Apex Fund Services in 2008. Nicolas became the Managing Director of Middle East for Apex Fund Services in 2011 and oversaw Apex's expansion across the Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain offices. In 2013, Nicolas became the CFO of Centaur Asset Management, a private equity firm based in Dubai and was involved in the seed funding of Sport Events International Ltd. After moving back to Canada in 2016, Nicolas joined Sport Events International, a company associated to Y11 Sport & Media Limited.
Donald Tang is managing partner of Celadon Partners. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer of D. E. Shaw & Co. (Asia Pacific) Limited, in which capacity he oversaw the operations of the D. E. Shaw group’s main investment office in Asia. He started his career at Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. Donald graduated with honours from Carnegie Mellon University with a bachelor of science degrees in computer science and business administration, and a minor in computational finance.