David Hopkinson

Real Madrid

Global Head of Partnerships
David joined Real Madrid in August 2018 and brings his 25 years of professional sports sales, marketing and leadership experience to drive Real Madrid’s world-leading Global Partnerships program to even greater heights. David began his career in professional sports in Toronto, Canada where he ascended from an entry-level Day One employee with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors through to Chief Commercial Officer of MLSE; owners of the Raptors as well as the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, MLS’s Toronto FC, the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and the NBA2K league’s Raptors Uprising esports team.

David maintains ties to Canada, serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for McGill University in Montreal. In 2012 David was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada. David and his family live in Madrid, Spain.