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William Jefferson

External Relations Director (Paris-based)

William is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles where he studied political science. He is a former rugby International for the USA Eagles, having played in the USA, England, New Zealand and France.

He joined Havas Sports in July 2000 to manage the European Rugby Cup account in Dublin. For the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France, he managed the adidas and EDF accounts for the agency. He was named Global External Relations Director in January 2008 for the Havas Sports & Entertainment network and has led some remarkable projects since then, such as delivering the 2010 FIFA World Cup trophy in a Louis Vuitton travel case and overseeing the Qatar Tourism Authority sponsorship agreement with the Paris Saint-Germain football club.