Anna Hellman

Director, ThinkSport

Anna Hellman has been an integral part of the international sports movement for much of her professional career. She served as COO for The World Sports Forum for four years, organizing the annual event in St Moritz, Lausanne and Doha/Qatar, and overseeing all areas of the process, including logistics, budgets, sponsorship, marketing, communications, program development and speaker acquisition.

From 2004-2012, Anna served as Executive Director for SportAccord Convention, the annual 6-day gathering involving all of the International Sports Federations, the IOC Executive Board, and up to 2 000 representatives from within global sport. The event is held in a different country each year and involves up to 2 years of planning for each edition.

In 2012, Anna joined Além International, an experienced marketing and event management agency specializing in sport and corporate events, with offices in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the US.

Since 2014 Anna has launched, managed, and now serves as Director for ThinkSport, founded by the City of Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Swiss Confederation and the International Olympic Committee.

Her professional background, multi-experience leadership skills, entrepreneurial mentality, organizing ability and large network of colleagues throughout the sports industry and elsewhere have enabled her to create links between Sport, Academia, the Corporate and Public sectors, and International Organisations, helping them work together to make sport a catalyst for social, educational, economic and physical regeneration.