OLIVER LLOYD

CEO

Oliver is co-founder and CEO of BLJ London. He advises and connects prominent leaders across the political, business, media, entertainment, culture, sport, technology and charity sectors.

In Spear’s Wealth Reputation Index, Oliver was named ‘Top Recommended’ in the best reputation managers for high-net-worth individuals in the world for the past three years.

GQ Magazine named Oliver one of the 100 Best Connected Men in Britain.

Oliver has built an exceptional international network through facilitating heads of state, royalty, governments, sovereign wealth funds, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, cultural leaders, media executives, business chiefs and superstars.

Oliver co-founded Dugout, the unique global digital media business in football. Launched in 2016, in partnership with the world’s biggest clubs - Real Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain, AC Milan and Juventus - Dugout collaborates with more than 125 teams, national federations and leagues.

OneFootball acquired Dugout in a cash and shareholder equity deal worth in excess of £100m in December 2020. The combined business is now the largest digital outfit in the sport.

Prior to BLJ and Dugout, Oliver worked for Sony Music and Sony USA in New York before winning a coveted place on Daily Mail & General Trust's executive scheme. Oliver gained high-level experience across the media giant.

With journalism in his blood, Oliver was drawn to the newsroom. And after proving his credentials, he was hired by the Evening Standard. Having established himself as a talented writer and procurer of stories, Oliver was snapped up by The Mail on Sunday, where he spent two years.

Since leaving newspapers, Oliver has contributed pieces to The Times, Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Daily Mail.

Oliver was recently appointed Chairman of Platinum Films. Platinum is one of the world's leading independent creators of children's film and television. It formed a joint venture (YBG Films) with globally renowned survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls and is developing his first-ever animated content for kids: Bear Grylls Young Adventurer at Pinewood Studios.