Professor Simon Chadwick is a researcher, writer, academic, consultant and speaker with more than twenty-five years experience in the global sport industry. His work focuses on the geopolitical economy of sport. Chadwick is professor of Sport and Geopolitical Economy at Skema Business School in Paris. In addition, Simon co-founded and co-directs the China Soccer Observatory (University of Nottingham, UK). He is founding editor of GeoSport, a digital sports platform created with the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs.