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Andrew White

5Oceans Partnership

London, UK

Executive Chairman

5Oceans Partnership

Andrew White


Andrew White is an entrepreneur in the Sports & Entertainment world. Andrew spends his time focused on three inter-related projects, 5Oceans Partnership his commercial sales business, leAD, the best in class Sports Accelerator and ISH, The Institute of Sports Humanities.

Andrew is Executive Chairman of 5Oceans Partnership, launched in 2016, which is a Commercial Entertainment business with emphasis on the Sports & Music Arenas in London, Tokyo, New York, Rio de Janeiro and The Bahamas. 5Oceans has recently concluded two major partnerships for Laureus Sports Awards & Taylor Swift.

He is Non-Executive Chairman of leAD Sports Accelerator, the world’s first sports entrepreneurship platform focused on funding & nurturing early-stage start-ups, with innovative products & business models in the field of sports. Andrew is an Investor and Director of Who Knows Wins, an interactive social gaming platform which was one of the first companies leAD and Andrew invested in.

Andrew is also Non-Executive Chairman of The Institute of Sports Humanities, partnering with the University of Buckingham, to provide the future leaders in the Sports industry with an MA, due to launch in Autumn 2019. Future partnerships to be announced as ISH looks to build a global footprint.

Prior to this, Andrew spent the early part of his career building WSM Communications into one of Europe’s most successful Sports Marketing Agencies, which in 2014 was acquired by Bill Gates & his Entertainment Group, Corbis.

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Andrew White’s Newsfeed

11 Jul 2018
Private Equity Wire
5Oceans Partnership names new CEO

One of 5Oceans’ key relationships is with leAD, the world’s first sports & tech focused incubator fund. Set up by members of the Dassler family (founders of Adidas), leAD supports sports technology startups from seed funding to fully functioning profitable ventures, through professional mentoring, introductions to strategic partners, direct investment and access to follow-up investment. 5Oceans Partnership is a major investor in leAD, and Giles becomes a Director alongside Andrew WhiteleAD’s Chairman.

31 Aug 2017
Mid-west region to see the benefits - Sportstech Ireland announces new partnership with London Sport

SportsTech Ireland has announced a new partnership with London Sport this week which focuses on sports participation and engagement.  The organisation aims to position Ireland and the Mid-West as a leading destination for Sports Technology, as well as harness sports technology for societal benefit. This is the organisation’s fourth international collaboration since SportsTech Ireland launched earlier this year, having already formalised projects and partnerships with the University of Ryerson, Toronto, leAD Sports Accelerator in Berlin, and SportseXperience in Eindhoven.

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Andrew White’s Background

Executive Chairman
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
I am the founder of this Commercially focussed Sports Marketing organisation focussed on delivering global commercial solutions for rights holders and brands in Sport. We have a strong team operating in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Sep 2016 - Present
Berlin, DE
leAD is an accelerator focused on early stage startups with innovative products and business models in the realms of sports. leAD stands for legacy of Adi Dassler and is backed by a global network of investors, mentors and partners.
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Other Business Interests

Investor & Director
2017 - Present
Caerphilly, UK
Who Knows Wins (WKW) is an interactive social gaming platform that allows friends, family, and colleagues, to compete against each other in leagues, using their knowledge, skill, and luck to predict results on virtually any sporting event. The WKW- Team is trying to take the gambling’s negative stigma away through socializing it. Their platform is not as much about money as it is about community.
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The Melanie White Foundation
Non-Executive Director
Nov 1999 - Present
London, UK

Andrew White’s Education

BA Hons, Geography
1989 - 1992
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Bembridge School
1979 - 1989