Les Ferdinand MBE
Les Ferdinand MBE is the Director of Football at QPR, and it was his initial conversations with Shareen Qureshi which led to the creation of SportsTech Global Conference.

Ferdinand notably represented QPR, Newcastle and Tottenham in the Premier League during an illustrious playing career spanning almost 20 years.On the international stage, Ferdinand made 17 appearances for England, scoring five goals.

‘Sir Les’ – as he was affectionately known during his time as a player – returned to QPR at Boardroom level in 2014.

He has a coaching presence at all levels, helping nurture young talent from the club’s academy through to the first team.

He also provides a direct link between the footballing side of the business and the Board of Directors.