An agency is only as good as the people behind it. We are as proud of our team as we are of our work.

We are pretty good at what we do, and one of the reasons why is because of our diverse team who are smart and energetic professionals. With individual experiences from different parts of the world, we thrive in the knowledge and expertise of diversity while also united in our passion for creativity and freshness of thinking. Sporting Republic values talent and teamwork over hierarchy.

Block 1

David Shin
Founder & Director

Our founder David is the driving force behind Sporting Republic’s culture. His background prior to Sporting Republic had him organising some of Asia’s leading endurance events. When not working, you can usually find him getting submitted on the mats at his local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym.

Block 2

Joey Chan
Senior Event Manager

Joey leads Sporting Republic’s Hong Kong and Mainland China operations. She has a love for the outdoors and when not working, she’s most likely to be found snowboarding around Asia’s steepest slopes.

Block 3

Tu Nguyen
Country Manager – Vietnam

A native of Hanoi, Tu joins the team responsible for overseeing the planning, budgeting, client relationship and management of the roster of Sporting Republic events in Vietnam. On the weekends, you can find him hanging upside down at one of Saigon’s many rock climbing walls.

Block 4

Marcel Lennartz
Race Director

Marcel is the maestro behind our Vietnam events. With an incredible work rate and sharp mind, he drives our new events and always pushes us on how we can grow. His ability to run 100km in one go is matched only by his ability to sleep on average 4 hours a night!