Meet The ESM Team

Team Member

James Bowring

Managing Director

Name:   James Bowring

Position:   Commercial Director

Date of Joining ESM:   January 2016

Length of time in UAE:   12 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Golf

Quick Fact:   I am a PGA Golf Professional

Team Member

Paul Lightbody

Commercial Director

Name:       Paul Lightbody

Position:       Commercial Director

Date of Joining ESM:       September 2017

Length of Time in UAE:       13 years

Preferred Sport(s) and Player:       Cycling / Sir Chris Hoy

Quick Fact:       

Team Member

David Robinson

Senior Manager Adult Sport

Name:   David Robinson

Position:  Senior Manager Adult Sport 

Date of Joining ESM:   July 2015

Length of time in UAE:  3 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Triathlon (Craig Alexander and Javier Gomez)

Quick Fact:   I have never had a coffee in my life.

Team Member

Kaye Smith

Senior Manager Children’s Sports

Name:   Kaye Smith

Position:  Senior Manager Children’s Sports

Date of Joining ESM:   June 2013

Length of time in UAE:   4 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Football & Sunderland  

Quick Fact:   Currently supporting the UAE FA with the development of female football

Team Member

Adeeb Maliakkal

Facilities Operations Manager

Name:   Adeeb Maliakkal

Position:  Facilities Operations Manager

Date of Joining ESM:  June 2012

Length of time in UAE:   18 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:  Tennis, Football(F.C Barcelona) and Cricket(Team India)

Quick Fact:  I have personally strung racquets for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

Team Member

Jimmy Repsold

Holiday Camp Director

Name:   Jimmy Repsold

Position:  Holiday Camp Director

Date of Joining ESM:   March 2008

Length of time in UAE:   9 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Cricket (Ab De Villiers), Golf (Bernard Langer) and field hockey (The Dutch National Team). The most influential people in my sporting career is Hansie Cronje & my father. 

Quick Fact:   I hold the family record for the most sneezes after each other...27

Team Member

Rachel Richardson

Events Manager

Name:   Rachel Richardson

Position:  Events Manager

Date of Joining ESM:   June 2016

Length of time in UAE:   3 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Netball  

Quick Fact:   I have met the Queen.

Team Member

Jack Gray

Media Manager

Name:   Jack Gray

Position:  Media Manager

Date of Joining ESM:   Sept 2014

Length of time in UAE:   4 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:  Football & West Ham

Quick Fact:   I used to be a football coach for E-Sports Football Club

Team Member

Ramveer Rai

Marketing Manager

Name:   Ramveer Rai

Position:  Marketing Manager

Date of Joining ESM:   Nov 21st, 2016

Length of time in UAE:  23 Years

Preferred Sport(s) & Team/Player:   Cricket

Quick Fact:   I am the 6th youngest ODI debutant

Team Member

Mohamed Tharik

Finance Manager
Team Member

Nelofer Abdul Samad

HR Manager