SD Europe board
SD Europe works on the principle of consensus and adheres to the ‘one member one vote’ structure. Each year, at the SD Europe AGM, a new board, with a maximum of five representatives from across the network, is proposed to members.
In Dublin (2017), the following board was deemed elected:
Diego Riva, Chair
Diego is an Italian qualified lawyer since 2000 and graduated with honors at the Catholic University of Milan in 1997 with a dissertation on “Tax evasion, tax elusion: criminal aspects”. Diego’s practice focuses on corporate and securities matters, EU and international business law and has extensive experience in corporate governance matters for listed and private companies.
On sport matters, Diego focuses on collective sports, in particular football and advises fans organisations, clubs, and institutions on governance issues and financial stability. Diego has been a counsel to SD Europe since 2004 and is chairman of Supporters in Campo (the Italian member of SD Europe) since its incorporation on 2014.
Sofia is the Chair of the Swedish national supporters organisation, Svenska Fotbollssupporterunionen. SFSU is an umbrella organisation, uniting Swedish supporter clubs and ultras through campaigns and projects such as “Save 50+1”, “Minimum standard for Swedish away sections” and the development of dialogue and cooperation with the Swedish League, FA and police. Sofia has been part of the SFSU board for five years and is also involved in her local supporter club, Supporterklubben Änglarna, connected to IFK Göteborg.
Sofia recently finished her Masters in Business development and international marketing with specialised research in Sharing Economy, and is looking to continue her career in these fields. Sofia was an active participant in SD Europe’s Clubs And Supporters For Better Governance In Football project on behalf of SFSU. She will also lead SFSU’s involvement in LIAISE, an Erasmus+ project that focuses on the development of the SLO role across Europe.
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Lasse Bauer is the Chairman of Fanafdelingen i Brøndbyernes IF (The Fan Department at Brøndby IF) since 2019 and before that the leading SLO at the club from 2014 to 2019. The Fan Department was founded in 2019 to combine the work of the Brøndby Supporters Trust and other fan groups after the fans secured a statute spot on the Board in the Professional department (the only one in the Danish Superligaen).
Lasse has a master in Politics & Administration and works in a government agency as a Consultant.