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Nalain Naidoo

Nalain Naidoo

Board Member, International Esports Federation

Nalain Naidoo is an entrepreneur currently heading up business development for global corporate clients. She is a board member of the International Esports Federation, serving as head of business development and chair of the Partnership Commission. Naidoo holds over 25 years business experience such as her current roles supporting IESF, CSM Live, AISTS, and previous roles as global director Olympic operations at The Dow Chemical Company and earlier roles leading/overseeing key global partnerships on behalf of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola with the International Olympic Committee, National Olympic Committees, UEFA and FIFA. She is one of a select few who have worked directly for three of the major TOP’s (Top Olympic Partner) specializing in the international activation of both Olympic and World Cup Football events at the highest level. 

In these roles, Naidoo was responsible for the development of key relationships and communications/marketing strategies essential to business development for the enterprises she represented. Her focus was to optimize the associated contractual sponsorship rights and maximize ROI from these high-level partnerships. 

She is based out of Switzerland and Singapore and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in London and has degrees in civil engineering and public relations. She is a citizen of Switzerland and South Africa and speaks English, German and French.