Vice GM Global Sports Strategy and Branding – Rakuten

Vanessa Asell Tsuruga

Vanessa Asell Tsuruga leads the Digital and Content portfolio, weaving in the contractual sponsorship assets from the sports properties in the Rakuten portfolio. Prior to Rakuten, she worked for ASICS in Activation and Sports Marketing roles in Japan and Europe. Vanessa holds a Master’s Degree in Olympic Studies from the International Olympic Academy and a BA Journalism from City University, London.