Meet the newest member of the AISTS team - Ms Nalain Naidoo

We are happy to introduce our newest member of the AISTS team, entrepreneur and marketing specialist, Ms Nalain Naidoo.  

Nalain has taken the reins as the AISTS Head of Marketing and  Sales and joined the team at the end of last year.  She has recently returned to Lausanne, moving back here from Singapore where she has been for the past 2 years.  Nalain has previously held senior marketing roles at Dow Chemicals, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, ABB, Virgin and has worked in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Switzerland. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in London and has degrees in civil engineering and public relations.  Nalain is a citizen of both Switzerland and South Africa.

Nalain brings with her 17 years of senior marketing experience such as her most recent role as Global Director Olympic Development at The Dow Chemical Company and earlier roles leading and overseeing key Global partnerships on behalf of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the National Olympic Committees, UEFA and FIFA. Nalain is one of a select few who have worked directly for three of the major Top Olympic Partner's specialising in the international activation of both Olympic and World Cup Football events at the highest level.

In these roles, Nalain was responsible for the development of key relationships and communications and marketing strategies essential to business development for the enterprises she represented.  Her experience spans working with various stakeholder groups from building relations with local host city governments, NGO’s, engaging youth, legal negotiations on contractual rights and internal stakeholders through the various contractual partnership agreements.

We are excited that Nalain has joined our team and we look forward to what she can bring to the AISTS community.  If you would like to connect with Nalain please email her at

About AISTS - Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology 

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and leading Swiss institutions and universities.

A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.

The AISTS flagship programme is the 15-month postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS brings together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.

Graduates go on to pursue careers with sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, and sports agencies.


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