Major League Baseball International has hired Charles Hill as the Managing Director of Major League Baseball Europe, Middle East and Africa. Hill will be based in MLB's London office.
Hill will oversee all aspects of Major League Baseball's Europe, Middle East and Africa business and operations, including media sales, licensing, sponsorship, special events, and relationships with local baseball federations and governments. In addition, he will design Major League Baseball's strategy for developing new business opportunities in the region.
Prior to joining Major League Baseball, Hill served as a product and innovation strategist at Alphabet Inc., part of Google's Access and Energy Organization. Previously, Hill was a partner at ReD Associates, a management consulting and strategy firm in New York and Copenhagen, where he counseled Fortune 500 companies including Adidas, Coca-Cola, and Samsung in the areas of growth strategy and product and service innovation.
Hill will report to Chris Park, Senior Vice President of Growth, Strategy & International.
"We are thrilled to welcome Charles as MLB deepens its commitment to London," said Park. "His diverse, extensive experience exploring new markets for major global brands makes him the ideal architect of our path forward in Europe."
Major League Baseball International (MLBI) focuses on the worldwide growth of baseball and the promotion of Major League Baseball and the 30 MLB Clubs through special events, broadcasting, market development, licensing and sponsorship initiatives. MLBI is committed to showcasing the world's best baseball talent through international events around the globe. Broadcast in more than 190 countries and territories, Major League Baseball game telecasts are re-transmitted in 14 different languages. MLBI executes and supports game development programs focused on identifying and advancing players and coaches from grassroots to elite levels. With an extensive list of marketing partners worldwide, MLBI provides global brands with the ability to reach baseball fans through promotions and special events. MLBI is supported in its mission with offices in Beijing, New York, London, Santo Domingo, Sydney and Tokyo.