Genius Sports appoints Tiago Horta Barbosa to spearhead Brazilian sports integrity strategy

Former Criminal Police Officer at Interpol joins Genius Sports as Head of Integrity, Latin America

Genius Sports Limited (“Genius Sports”) has appointed internationally renowned anti-match-fixing expert Tiago Horta Barbosa as its new Head of Integrity, Latin America.

With over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, sports regulation and technology, Tiago will play a critical role in driving Genius Sports’ integrity partnerships in Brazil and across Latin America.

Tiago’s previous positions include being a Criminal Police Officer at Interpol and a Prosecutor at the Superior Court of Sports Justice (“STJD”) for football. He is an active member of the Integrity Committees of the Paulista Football Federation (“FPF”), International Table Tennis Federation (“ITTF”) and the Fair Play Defense Committee of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (“COB”).

In his new role, Tiago will lead Genius Sports’ integrity strategy across Latin America including delivering bespoke educational workshops for players, coaches and officials, working with sportsbooks to enhance cooperation and information sharing practices and driving new partnerships. Tiago will also support Genius Sports’ position as a founding member of ABRADIE, helping to bring together key stakeholders to ensure Brazilian sports are fair, transparent and unpredictable.

Genius Sports is the trusted integrity partner to Brazil’s National Basketball League, the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation and Liga Nacional de Futsal as well as the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Colombia Dimayor, Liga MX, DFB, Premier League and the NFL.

“It is a privilege to join Genius Sports in the development of its integrity strategy,” said Tiago. “For over a decade, Genius Sports has worked with hundreds of leagues and federations to protect their competitions against match manipulation and I look forward to helping build a clean and safe sporting environment across Latin America.”

“I am thrilled with Tiago’s appointment to this vital role, providing critical experience, expertise and relationships”, said Simon Martyn, Director of Integrity and Rights Enforcement at Genius Sports.

“Following the recent regulation of sports betting, Brazilian sports are at a critical juncture where integrity must be prioritised to safeguard the long-term prosperity of the market. We’re excited that Tiago will lead our integrity strategy in Brazil and Latin America, working with sports, sportsbooks, law enforcement and more across the region.”