Simon Denyer is the founder and chief executive officer of Perform Group, which he joined the board in 2007. As the chief executive officer of Perform Group, his role has enabled him to oversee the strategic development of the leading computerized sports content and media group from geographical expansion, a product, commercial perspective, and rights.
Before joining the Perform Group, Simon Denyer had founded Inform Group because he had earlier served in the senior position at IMG and Sports. After graduating from Loughborough University, he has a BA Hons in Economics and Geography.
Simon is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist with more than 25 years of experience working as a foreign correspondent for the Reuters and the Washington Post.
Simon Denyer is the one who wrote the Rogue Elephant: Harnessing the Power of India’s Unruly Democracy. Bloomsbury published the book in 2014, and the co-editor of Foreign Correspondent called Fifty Years of Reporting South Asia, which the Penguin India published.
In 2020, Denyer managed to be the winner of a Pulitzer Prize, which was part of the Washington Post team dealing with the global effects of climate change, his story focusing on the rapid changes in the heart of the Pacific impacting salmon and sea ice caught off northern Japan.
In 2016, Simon Denyer won the Overseas Press Club of America award. His series of stories about China’s growing network of digital censorship and surveillance contributed significantly to winning this award. In the same year, he won the National Headliners Award after covering the story about Chinese rule’s human and environmental cost in Tibet.
Previously, Simon had won the National Headliners award after covering Japan’s whaling and dolphin-hunting industry. Denyer is an experienced lecturer, and he has taught at two top universities in Japan, which has made him a public speaker in many workshops.