The Team

General Secretariat (Switzerland)

Cassandra Matilde Fernandes, LL.M

Legal and Projects Manager

Cassandra is a jurist, with an LLM from UC Berkeley, Masters in European law (University of Rennes 1) and in Sports law (University of Aix-Marseille), and an LLB in Law and French from Cardiff University. Her professional career in sports law and consultancy includes law firms in Paris, Lisbon and the European Commission. She has advised football clubs and agents on transfers and contracts and represented players’ interests at the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Most recently, she was a legal counsel and Senior Project Manager at the Sports conventions division at the Council of Europe. She dealt with legal issues related to the conventions, including the co-ordination of advisory groups of the Anti-Doping Convention notably dealing with legal issues, including the revision of the World Anti-doping Code and criminal legislation related to doping in sports. She was previously the project manager of a European and then global project, Keep Crime out of Sport (KCOOS). The project provided countries worldwide with practical and technical assistance for implementing measures to combat Manipulations of sports competitions and dealing with disciplinary and criminal aspects of the problem, in the framework of the international convention of the same name. In her spare time, she plays football and is a CFF3 level coach.

Monitoring Hubs

Asian Hub (Hong Kong)

Daniel Chan

Hubs Co-ordinator and Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Daniel Chan is a monitoring and analysis coordinator in GLMS Hong Kong hub. He spent years in the Sports betting industry and had worked as a football trader in Hong Kong Jockey Club since 2014. He acquired his Bachelor Degree in Asian Studies from City University of Hong Kong. Daniel has a solid foundation in odds compilation and Asian markets. He also follows majority of Asian leagues and varieties of sports including basketball and e-sports.

Franco Lai

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Franco Lai is monitoring and analysis coordinator of the GLMS hub in Hong Kong. He moved to London for his further studies for 8 years before eventually returning to Hong Kong. Having a strong interest in the sports market with a solid numerical background, Franco started his career in the betting industry as a Trader at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. During this time, he gained deep knowledge and valuable experience identifying abnormalities in the sports market. Franco received his bachelor of science degree in Banking & International Finance and master of science degree in Investment Management from Cass Business School, University of London.

Phil Lau

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Phil Lau joined the GLMS hub in Hong Kong as a Monitoring and Analysis Trainee in 2020. Prior to this, he had spent 5 years in the UK, having completed his A-Levels and a bachelor’s degree in Business and Management at Durham University. Phil has strong sporting interests, particularly in the European and Asian football field, as well as Formula 1. He also follows a variety of e-sports including FIFA, PES, Counter-Strike and League of Legends. His numerical background strengthened by his studies and work experience can help GLMS monitor and identify irregularities in the sport betting market.

European Hub (Denmark)

Brian Petersen

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Brian Petersen works as an monitoring and analysis coordinator of the GLMS hub in Copenhagen since May 2020. Prior to that he worked for 13 years at Danske Spil, primarily handling horseracing as a Product Coordinator. The years in Danske Spil, also presented him three years as a trader. Parallel to the job at Danske Spil Brian was also head of the Danish Organization for Football Supporters (DFF), which led to co-operation with both politicians and the Danish FA.
Protecting the integrity of sports and having the opportunity of developing at GLMS is a huge passion. Brian has a son with his girlfriend through six years, and is also living with his girlfriend's two children.

Daniel Groth

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Before joining GLMS Copenhagen hub in March 2020 as a monitoring and analysis coordinator, Daniel spent 15 years working at Nordicbet, Betsson Group and Bet365 as a Bookmaker. His main responsibilities included risk management, odds compiling, customer profiling and surveillance, as well as in play trading.
Daniel is passionate about football, which is one of the reasons he has been working as a trader. His valuable experience is highly beneficial for the detection of suspicious betting activities at GLMS.
Daniel likes spending time with his son. When available, he also likes playing Padel, which is a sport he discovered and practiced during his 6-year stay in Spain.

North American Hub (Canada)

Benoît Borsato

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Benoît Borsato worked for almost 15 years in real estate as a broker and manager. Most recently, he worked in a well-known banking establishment in Canada, more specifically in the anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism activities department.
Football has always been a part of his life since he played 3 years at the Olympique Lyonnais academy and in the 4th French division. With five of his friends and from scratch, he created a football club with two senior teams and an academy for young players.
Benoît will now combine his job and his passion with one main objective : protecting the integrity of sports.
He is a regular golf player and also absolutely passionate about baseball, basketball, American football and (mandatory in Montréal) ice hockey.
Benoît is a native of France and has been living in Montréal since 2014. He joined the Canadian hub at its launch in June 2020.

Chris Yaakoubian

Monitoring & Analysis Coordinator

Chris Yaakoubian joined the GLMS team as a monitoring and analysis coordinator in the Montreal Hub in 2020. Previously, Chris spent 3 years at Mise-O-Jeu (Quebec’s sport betting platform) as an analyst tending to activities such as risk management, handicapping and betting offers.

Chris has two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Actuarial Sciences and the other in Business (specialized in Finance) from the Université du Québec à Montréal. His experience and background in mathematics will be very valuable assets while assuming his responsibilities at GLMS.
He has a very high level of passion, knowledge and interest in all the major North American sports leagues. Integrity and credibility is of the utmost importance to him in order to preserve the purity of sports.