Asian MMA organization ONE Championship announced today the addition of former NBA executive Meghan Jenkins to the position of vice president of international markets.
Jenkins was previously vice president, head of strategy at the NBA Asia regional office since 2015, part of a 10 year NBA career which included working at the New York City headquarters and the regional offices in Hong Kong. She will begin her role in March 2019.
“It is an absolute honour to announce that Meghan Jenkins has joined our senior leadership team here at ONE Championship as vice president International,” Chatri Sityodtong said in a press release. “As a seasoned leader, Meghan will work alongside myself and the rest of our leadership team to help scale ONE Championship into the first multibillion dollar global sports media property in Asian history. She will oversee ONE Championship’s growth internationally, including new markets and TAM expansion as well as strategic initiatives across our existing markets. With the addition of Meghan, ONE Championship now has the most seasoned and experienced world-class leadership team in the entire Asian sports media industry today.”
“I am thrilled to be joining ONE Championship,” Jenkins added. “My experience over the last decade working to build the NBA into a global sports leader will be invaluable as I embark on this new challenge and help take ONE Championship to the next level. Having spent the last few years focused on identifying opportunities across the Asia Pacific region, it is clear to me that there is significant untapped potential in Asia’s massive and growing sports media market and ONE Championship is uniquely positioned to capture a large portion of it. I look forward to joining Chatri and the rest of ONE’s leadership team as we work to build ONE Championship into a global sports powerhouse.”
The acquisition of Jenkins is another in the latest of recent high profile acquisitions for ONE. The company also added former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Meisha Tate as a vice president in 2018 as well as several former UFC champions to its fighter roster.