Shapiro and Francini take WME | IMG co-president roles

Duo to oversee host of media operations and in-house properties.

7 November 2016 Eoin Connolly

WME | IMG has appointed both Mark Shapiro and Ioris Francini to the position of co-president.

Shapiro moves from the role of chief content officer of the global sports and entertainment giant, while Francini had previously been president of IMG Media. Shapiro will continue to be based in New York, with Francini continuing in the London offices.

The duo will oversee activities in areas including media, events, fashion, licensing, global partnerships and original content, as well as properties including IMG College, IMG Academy, The Miss Universe Organization, Professional Bull Riders, Frieze and the group's new China subsidiary.