Speakers

Speakers


IOCMemberandPresident,SAOC(SaudiArabianOlympicCommittee)
Minister,GeneralPresidencyofYouthandWelfareoftheKingdomofSaudiArabia


Sonofaworldclassleader,HRHPrinceNawafFaisalFahdAbdulazizwasbornon01April1978inRiyadh.Hegotacollegedegree,majoredinLawfromtheUniversityofKingSaud,Riyadh1998.AsaninterpretationoftheKingdom’sleadershipconfidence,heisnowinchargeofseveralsportsorganizations.Someofhispositions:PresidentGeneralofYouthWelfare(Minister),PresidentoftheSaudiArabianNOC,EquestrianandFootballFederations,PresidentoftheUnionofArabNationalOlympicCommittees,PresidentoftheIslamicSolidaritySportsFederationandIOCMembersince2002.

 

 

 

 

 


TheJerusalemSuburbsCommunityCenter,Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ - ChristianAlliki Click to collapse

SportsJournalist–GeniesGroupInternational,Founder–MediaandSportforPeaceinAfrica,Benin

AfterbeginninghiscareerinradioinTogo,ChristianAllikiturnedtosportsjournalism,aprofessionthatheexercisedforover10yearsinBenin,hisnativecountry.HecoveredmanyinternationalsportingeventsbeforefoundingasportseventmanagementorganizationandlaunchinganewspaperinBenincalledLeGénie,ofwhichheisstilltheeditor.InJanuary2011,hefoundedtheMediaandSportforPeacenetworkinAfricawhichencouragesAfricanmediatoactivelyparticipateinthepromotionofworldpeacethroughsport.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - JohnAmaechi Click to collapse

FormerNBABasketballPlayer
Founder–AmaechiPerformanceSystems


JohnAmaechiisapsychologist,NewYorkTimesbest-sellingAuthorandsocialentrepreneurworkinginboththeUSandtheEurope.Hisworkismostlyinindustrial/organisationalsettingswithmediumtolargeinstitutions:business,educationalandphilanthropic,tohelpthemmaximisetheirhumancapital.IntheUK,Johnworkswithhisowncharity,ABCFoundation,aswellaslocalandnationalgovernmenttocreateanetworkofholisticcommunityandsportingcentresforurbancommunities.Johnisanaccomplishedmotivationalspeakerwithexperienceaddressingadiversecross-sectionofclients,includinganimpressivelistoffortune500corporations,internationalcharitiesandworld-classeducationalinstitutions,throughoutGreatBritain,EuropeandtheUnitedStates.

 

 

 

 

+ - HassanAbdullaAl-Thawadi Click to collapse

SecretaryGeneral–Qatar2022SupremeCommittee

HassanAlThawadiholdsthepositionofSecretaryGeneraloftheQatar2022SupremeCommittee.HisappointmentinMarch2011asSecretaryGeneralfollowsonfromhisroleasCEOinQatar’ssuccessful2022BidCommittee,inwhichheworkedcloselywithBidChairman,H.E.SheikhMohammedbinHamadAlThani,tobringtheWorldCuptotheMiddleEastforthefirsttime.AgraduateinLawatSheffieldUniversity,HassanisalsoGeneralCounselatQatarInvestmentAuthorityandQatarHolding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ - MadsAndreassen Click to collapse

AdviserSportforDisabled–NorwegianOlympicandParalympicCommitteeandConfederationofSports

MadsAndreassen(29)hassince2007beenworkingwiththeNorwegianOlympicandParalympicCommitteeandConfederationofSports(NIF),asanadviserinSportforDisabled.Hiseducationalbackgroundiswithinsportmanagementanddevelopmentstudies.From2004-2006heworkedforNIFasavolunteerimplementingsportdevelopmentprojectsinZambiaandSouth-Africa.Andreassenisalsoanactiveathletewithinalpine-skiing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ - PascalBoniface Click to collapse

Director–IRIS(InstituteofInternationalandStrategicRelations)

PascalBonifaceisDirectoroftheInstituteofInternationalandStrategicRelations(IRIS)andprofessorattheInstituteofEuropeanStudiesattheUniversityofParis8.HeisDirectorof“Larevueinternationaleetstratégique”(publishedquarterlysince1991)andEditorof“L'Annéestratégique”(publishedannuallysince1985).Dr.Bonifaceistheauthororeditorofmorethanfortybooksonthesubjectofinternationalrelations,nuclearissuesanddisarmament,thebalanceofinfluencebetweenthepowers,Frenchforeignpolicy,andtheimpactofsportininternationalrelations.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - BenjaminBoukpeti Click to collapse

OlympicMedalistCanoeKayak,Togo
ChampionforPeace
-PeaceandSport,L'OrganisationpourlaPaixparleSport

Atjust28yearsold,BenjaminBoukpetiisthecurrentAfricanCanoeChampionandthefirstOlympicmedalistinthehistoryofTogo,winningabronzemedalattheBeijingOlympicsin2008.Heisalsotheco-founderofTeamAmadonsawhichrallies12athletesof8differentnationalitiesaroundacommonmission:rallyingtop-levelcanoeistsaroundcommonvalues,particularlyforpeace-promotion.Theteamhelpstomakethepracticeofcanoe-kayakwidespreadthroughouttheworldbyputtingsportsprogramswithasocialandeducativevocationintoplace.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - JoëlBouzou Click to collapse

PresidentandFounder-PeaceandSport,L'OrganisationpourlaPaixparleSport
ModernPentathlonWorldChampion


JoelBouzouisPresidentandFounderof"PeaceandSport,L’OrganisationpourlaPaixparleSport”.
In2007PeaceandSportwasfoundedwiththeaimoftakingconcreteactionforpeace,offeringactorsforpeacesolutionsbasedoncorevaluesgeneratedbysportandbymobilizingthesportsmovementtopromotepeace.

AnelitePentathlete,JoelhasparticipatedinfourOlympicGames(Moscow1980,LosAngeles1984,Seoul1988andBarcelona1992)receivingthebronzemedalatthe1984Games.In1987,hewonthetitleofWorldChampioninModernPentathlon.

Deeplyinvolvedinthedevelopmentofhispreferredsport,since1997JoëlhasbeenSecretaryGeneraloftheInternationalModernPentathlonUnion(UIPM).
HehasalsobeenanAdvisortoH.S.H.PrinceAlbertIIofMonacosince2006.

 

+ - SergeyBubka Click to collapse

OlympicChampion,WorldChampion,Pole-vaulting,Ukraine

SergeyBubkaisalivinglegendinathletics.From1983to1997heincontestablydominatedpole-vaulting.Throughoutthisperiod,hebrokenolessthan35worldrecords(forthemostparthisown).Heholdstheoverallrecordwithajumpof6.14minJuly1994.AfterwinningtheGoldMedalinSeoulin1988heistheonlyathletefromanydisciplinetoholdsixworldchampionshiptitles.SergeyBubkaistodayaneminentmemberoftheInternationalOlympicCommittee,wherehepresidesovertheCoordinationCommitteeforthefirstYouthOlympicGames,andisinvolvedinmanycharitableassociations.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - RobertBalk Click to collapse

ChairmanofAthletesCouncil–IPC(InternationalParalympicCommittee)

Six-timeParalympianandParalympicmedalist.Bobhascompetedinfourwintergames(crosscountryskiing)andtwosummergames(athletics).In2004hewaselectedtotheInternationalParalympicCommitteeAthletes'Council,andthenin2008waselectedChairperson.Bob'sprofessionalcareerbeganwithTheBoeingCompanywherehewasManager,GlobalVentureCapitalInvestmentsresponsibleforthemanagementofa$250MventurecapitalfundoffundsforPhantomWorks,theadvancedtechnologydivisionofthecompany.SinceleavingBoeingin2006Bobhasbeenengagedwithvarioussmalltechnologycompaniesinaconsultingcapacity.Bobhaskeeninterestinthegreatersocialimpactthatathletesandsportcanhaveinternationally.

 

 

 

 

+ - Dr.SimonC.Darnell Click to collapse

LecturerinSport–DurhamUniversity,SchoolofAppliedSocialSciences,UK

SimonC.DarnellisaLecturerinSportatDurhamUniversity.Hisrecentresearchhasexaminedtheexperiencesofyoungvolunteerswithinthe‘SportforDevelopmentandPeace’sectorandthebroaderpoliticalimplicationsandchallengesofmobilizingsporttomeetgoalsofinternationaldevelopmentandpeace.HeiscurrentlyconductingresearchintosportanddevelopmentpolicyinCuba.HeistheauthoroftheforthcomingbookSportforDevelopmentandPeace:aCriticalSociology(BloomsburyAcademicPress).

 

 

 

 

 

+ - HelenDelany Click to collapse

SeniorConsultant–PMPLegacy

HelenisaSeniorConsultantatpmplegacywithsevenyearsconsultancyexperience.ShehasworkedbothintheUKandoverseasonawiderangeofsportsandleisurerelatedprojectsfromfeasibilitystudiesthroughtoprocurement,aswellasstrategyandbiddevelopment,evaluationandlegacyplanning.KeyprojectsincludeEnglandNetball’s2015WorldNetballChampionshipsbid,productionofFIFAguidanceonwomen’sfootballdevelopment,legacyplanningfortheDelhi2010CommonwealthGames,developmentofaninternationalinfluencetoolkitforUKSport,aswellasMadrid’s2016OlympicbidandevaluationprojectsforSportEngland,scUKandtheFootballFoundation.Helenleadspmplegacy’sworkwiththeProfessionalGameBoard’s(apartnershipbetweenPRLandtheRFU)MinimumStandardsCriteriaaudit.HelenhasanMScinSportsScience.OutsideofworkHelenlovestotravelandhasrecentlyconqueredEverest(wellBaseCamp!).

 

 

 

+ - DanielE.Doyle,Jr. Click to collapse

ChiefExecutiveOfficer–WorldYouthPeaceSummit

DanielE.Doyle,Jr.isFounderandExecutiveDirectoroftheInstituteforInternationalSportandtheChiefExecutiveOfficeroftheWorldYouthPeaceSummit.Mr.Doyleholdstwohonorarydoctoratesforhisworkinsportseducation. Mr.Doylewasahighlysuccessfulmen’sbasketballcoach,compilingarecordof142-45.InhisfinalseasonatTrinityCollege,wherehisteamwent22-4–hewasnamedNewEnglandCollegeCoachoftheYear.TheSportingNewsnamedhimasoneofthemostinfluentialpeopleinAmericansport. Mr.Doylehaslecturedatover125collegesanduniversitiesonbehalfoftheNCAAFoundation.Mr.DoyleistheauthoroftheacclaimednovelAreYouWatching,AdolphRupp?”andalsowroteTheEncyclopediaofSportsParenting,whichwasplacedintonominationforaPulitzerPrizebyadistinguishedgroupofeducators,authorsandphysicians.

 

 

 

+ - DavidEades Click to collapse

Journalist–BBCWorld,Director–AlldayMediaLtd

Forthelast24years,DavidhasworkedasafrontlinecorrespondentandpresenterfortheBBC,specializinginEuropeanAffairs,PoliticsandSportsNews.Davidhasbrokenexclusivestoriesfromcorruptioninsporttopoliticalscandals,aswellasmajorsetpieceeventsfromWorldCupsandOlympicGames,topeacetalksforNIrelandandtheformerYugoslavia.HepresentsforBBCWorldNewsTVaswellasthemaindomesticBBCRadio4.Davidhasmoderatedatmanyconferences,fromtheUNtoSportAccord. Hehasapassionforsport,andisafluentFrenchspeaker.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - JuttaEngelhardt Click to collapse

HeadofSport&Development–SAD(SwissAcademyforDevelopment)


JuttaEngelhardtstudiedpoliticalscience,Englishlanguageandliterature,andRussianphilologyinFreiburg,BreisgauandatUofTinToronto,Canada.Shealsopursuedcoursesinsolution-orientedmanagementandevidence-basedprojectplanning.From2000-2007,JuttaEngelhardtworkedintheNetherlandsasDirectorofInternationalProgrammesandwasmemberoftheManagementteamatFoundationMainline-anorganisationactiveintheareaofpreventionofinfectiousdiseasesassociatedtodruguse.Shemanagedandcoordinatedvariouspreventionandawareness-raisingprojectsinEasternEuropeandinAsia.SinceMay2008,JuttaEngelhardtmanagestheSport&DevelopmentunitatSADandisamemberoftheManagementteamatSAD.

 

 

 

 

+ - MichaelFlynn Click to collapse

CEO–LittleSportsOrganisation,Kenya

FounderoftheLittleSportsOrganization(LSO)Kenya,hestartedcarryingsportsequipmentintoafieldintheKiberasluminNairobiamidstthehorrorsoftheKenyanpostelectionviolencein2007anddemonstratedthepowerofsportstobreachdividesandtorestorepeaceandhopeintheyoungstersgatheringaroundhim.Fromthesuccessofthosemodestinitialinitiatives,LSOhasgrownintoalargeNGOwithSportsforPeaceprogrammesin48schoolsacrossKenya,reachingmorethan40,000studentseveryweekandprovidingworkforagrowinggroupofyoungdevotedtrainers.MichaelFlynn'sisproudlyAustralianandenjoyedadistinguishedbusinesscareer,beforesettlinginKenyain2007tohelpaddresstheplightofpeopleatthebottomofthepyramid.

 

 

 

 

+ - PascualGuerreroArana Click to collapse

ExecutiveDirector–TheWorldGamesCali2013

PascualGuerrero,ExecutiveDirectorofTheWorldGames2013Cali,magisterinsociologyfromtheRoyalUniversityofLund-Swedenandacommittedathlete,swimmingColombianchampionin1958.HehasbeenrepresentativeofthefederationsforswimmingandrollerskatinginColombiaduring1978andmemberoftheinternationalswimmingcommitteein1992.Nowadays,heworksasanAdvisortotheDepartmentalAssemblyofValledelCauca,ColombiaandCEOofFundforthePromotionofSportandSocialManagementinCali,Colombia.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - RobertHolloway Click to collapse

Director-AFPFoundation

RobertHolloway,DirectoroftheAFPFoundation,hasbeenajournalistfor38years,mostofthemwiththeinternationalwireagencyAgenceFrance-Presse.HewaschiefcorrespondentforAustraliaandtheSouthPacificfrom1990until1994,whenhewasnamedAFP’sforeigneditorandlaterheadoftheEnglish-languageservice.WhilecorrespondentattheUnitedNations(1999-2003),hecoordinatedthecoverageofthe9/11attackonNewYork.Heservedasdeputymanagingeditorfrom2004untilhisappointmenttothenewlycreatedFoundationinJuly2007andwasalsointerimeditor-in-chief.ABritish-borncitizenofFrance,heismarriedwithonedaughter.TheAFPFoundationexiststopromotefreedomofexpressionbytrainingjournalistsindevelopingcountries.

 

 

 

 

+ - EdHula Click to collapse

EditorandFounder–AroundtheRings

EdHulahascoveredtheOlympicsfornearly25years. HeiseditorandfounderofAroundtheRings,recognizedworldwideasthe"mostinfluentialinternetpresenceontheOlympics"(TheGuardian,UK)HealsoappearsregularlyasanexpertonnetworkssuchasBBCandCNN.BeforeenteringtheOlympicrealm,hewasanaward-winningradioandtelevisionjournalist.BornnearNewYorkCity,hegrewupinFloridaandisagraduateofFloridaStateUniversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 


President–FormerYugoslaviaRepublicofMacedonia(FYROM)

PresidentGjorgeIvanovwasbornon2May1960.HeholdsaLawDegree,aMaster’sDegreeinPoliticalScience,andaPhDfocusedonbuildingdemocraciesindividedsocietieswithanaccentonMacedonia.WhileatUniversityGjorgeIvanovbecamepoliticallyactiveinliberalandreformist-orientedyouthorganizations.Hewasalsoactiveinthemovementtoreformthepoliticalsystem,promotingideassuchaspoliticalpluralityandthefreemarketeconomy.ProfessorIvanovtaughtpoliticaltheoryandpoliticalphilosophy,introducingnewteachingmethodswhichhelpedopenMacedonianacademiatoWesternuniversities.ProfessorIvanovistheco-founderofthefirstMacedonianpoliticalsciencejournal,founderandHonoraryPresidentoftheMacedonianPoliticalScienceAssociation,andco-founderoftheInstituteforDemocracy,arenownedMacedonianthink-tankwhichhashelpedshapethepoliticallandscapeinMacedonia.In2009hewonthepresidentialelectionswithadistinctivemajority.DuringhisPresidentialmandate,ProfessorGjorgeIvanovhasgivennumerouslecturesatrenowneduniversitiesinEurope.InOctober2009,hewasawardedaDoctorHonorisCausaattheTOBBUniversityofEconomicsandTechnologyinTurkey,andreceivedasecondDoctorHonorisCausafromtheIstanbulUniversityinMarch2011.

 

+ - GrantJarvie Click to collapse

DeputyPrincipalandProfessor–UniversityofStirling,Scotland

GrantJarvieisProfessorandVice-PrincipalattheUniversityofStirling,Scotland.HecomesfromaninternationalsportingfamilyandisadvisortotheScottishGovernmentonbothsportandeducation.Hehasspokenaboutthebenefitsofsport,educationandhealthtodifferentinternationalcommunities.In2009hewasawardedanHonoraryDoctorateinrecognitionofhiseffortstobringaboutinternationalco-operationthroughsportandeducation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ - SteveKillelea Click to collapse

FounderandExecutiveChairman–InstituteforEconomicsandPeace

SteveKilleleaisanaccomplishedentrepreneurinhightechnologybusinessdevelopmentwithtwointernationalsoftwarecompanies,whohasnowturnedtophilanthropicactivities.Steve’slatestinitiative,theInstituteforEconomicsandPeace,isanindependentresearchinstitutededicatedtobetterunderstandingthesocialandeconomicfactorsthatdevelopamorepeacefulsociety. Itparticularlyaimstoquantifytheeconomicbenefitsofpeace,suchastheGlobalPeaceIndexandUnitedStatesPeaceIndex. SteveservesonanumberofAdvisoryBoardsincludingtheInternationalCrisisGroup(ICG),theAllianceforPeacebuildingandtheOECD’sGlobalProjectonMeasuringProgressofSocieties,andisanInternationalTrusteeoftheWorldCouncilofReligionsforPeace.

 

 

 

 

+ - OlivierLaouchez Click to collapse

Co-founder–CEOofTRACEmediagroup

OlivierLaouchez,entrepreneurdanslemondedesmédiaslanceATV(AntillesTélévision)en1993,enMartinique.AprèsavoirrejointladirectiondulabelSecteurÄ,ilfondeTRACE :unenouvellechaînedetélévisionmusicaledédiéeauxculturesurbaines.En8ans,lachaîneestprésentedans150paysetdenouveauxprojetsvoientlejour.En2009,lancementdeTRACETropical,puisen2011,TRACESports,lachaînedetélévisiondédiéesauxcélébritéssportives.LegroupeTRACEproposedesservicesdetéléphoniemobileetdelaradio.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - AlainLeRoy Click to collapse

FormerUnderSecretary-General-UnitedNationsDepartmentofPeacekeepingOperations(DPKO)

Mr.LeRoyhasservedasDeputytotheUNSpecialCoordinatorforSarajevoandDirectorofOperationsfortherestorationofessentialpublicservices.HewentonmissionsforUNDPinMauritaniaandwasappointedUNRegionalAdministratorinKosovo(WestRegion).HewasappointedEuropeanUnionSpecialRepresentativeintheFormerYugoslavRepublicofMacedonia,andsubsequentlyappointedAssistantSecretaryforEconomicandFinancialAffairsintheFrenchMinistryforForeignAffairs,beforeservingastheFrenchAmbassadortoMadagascar.

HeiscurrentlyConseillerMaîtreattheCourdescomptesandhasbeenAmbassadorinchargeoftheUnionfortheMediterraneanInitiativesinceSeptember2007.
HeisagraduateoftheEcolenationalesupérieuredesMinesinParisandtheUniversityParis1Panthéon-Sorbonne.HehasalsohasstudiedatHarvardUniversity’sJohnF.KennedySchoolofGovernment.

 

+ - MarcMaury Click to collapse

FormerDecathleteandPresenterofMajorInternationalSportingEvents

In1987,MarcMauryworkedasanannouncerforthefirsttimewiththeInternationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations(IAAF)attheWorldChampionshipsinRomeandhewastheleadingpresenterattheWorldChampionshipsinEdmontonin2001.In1992,hejoinedEurosportasafreelancecommentator,andthenCanalPlusin1995,stillasafreelancer,wherehewasresponsibleforathletics,althoughhealsopresentedothersports,notablymotorracing,boxing,handball,rugbyandtennis. In1996,hewasthecommentatorforathleticsattheOlympicGamesinAtlantatogetherwithCharlesBietry.In1997,hepresentedtheF1GrandPrixdeFranceinMagnyCours.HealsopresentedthefinalrugbymatchbetweenFranceandSouthAfricaattheParcdesPrinces,andthefirstmatchbetweenFranceandEnglandattheStadedeFrance.HeisstillanathleticsconsultantforCanalPlus,whereheiscommentatorfortheOlympics(thelatestinBeijing,2008)andtheGoldenLeague.

 

 

+ - NicolasMessner Click to collapse

MediaandCommunicationsDirector–IJF(InternationalJudoFederation)

Agraduateinengineering,hehasbeenpassionateaboutjudo(andphotography)fromanearlyage.Afterhavingworkedintheindustry,hereturnedtotheworldofsportsasaprofessionalphotographerwiththeInternationalUniversitySportsFederation(FISU)andacommunicationspecialist.Inparallel,hehasdevelopedprogramsusingjudoasasocialdevelopmenttoolinAfrica(Turikumweprojects).TheseprogramsputhimincontactwiththeInternationalJudoFederationandsince2010,hehasbeenworkingfulltimeasMediaandCommunicationsDirector.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - AnaMoreno Click to collapse

Spokesperson&Head,Press&MediaRelationsUnit–UNHabitat(UnitedNationsHumanSettlementsProgramme)

Currently,SpokespersonandHeadofPressandMediaUnitinUN-HABITAT,Ms.Morenowasinvolvedduring7yearsintheOlympicMovementattheOlympicandSportStudiesCentreoftheAutonomousUniversityofBarcelona.PostgraduateinOlympicStudiesfortheInternationalOlympicAcademy,shewasHeadofPressOperationsatthe10thFINAWorldSwimmingChampionshipsheldinBarcelonain2003andatthe2004BarcelonaUniversalForumofCultures.Previously,in2001and2002,sheworkedattheDepartmentofSportsoftheUnitedNationsMissioninKosovo.ShehasbeenHeadofPressoftheBarcelonaCityCouncil,CommunicationsAdviserattheVice-PresidencyoftheGovernmentandMinistryofEconomyandFinanceofSpainandCommunicationsDirectoroftheMinistryofIndustry,TourismandTradeofSpain.

 

 

 

+ - VenusteNiyongabo Click to collapse

Olympic5000meterChampion,Burundi
ChampionforPeace–PeaceandSport,L'OrganisationpourlaPaixparleSport


VénusteNiyongabowasnoticedforthefirsttimein1992whenhewonasilvermedalinthe1,500mattheJuniorWorldChampionships.In1994and1995hebecameoneofthetop1500mrunnersintheworld,winningseveralmajorraces.AttheWorldChampionshipsin1995,hewonthebronzemedal,finishingbehindNoureddineMorceliandHichamElGuerrouj.1996wasthesummitofhiscareerwhenhewonthegoldmedalintheAtlantaOlympicGames.Alegendinhiscountry,heisinvolvedinseveralprojectsforreconciliationandstabilitythataretakingplaceinBurundi.Today,VenusteisaChampionforPeace,PresidentoftheBurundiOlympiansAssociation,MemberofAfricanOlympiansAssociationandMarketingManagerforItalianNikeRunningSports.

 

 

 

 

+ - LeandroOlvech Click to collapse

DeputyExecutiveDirector-Development–ITTF(InternationalTableTennisFederation)

LeandroOlvechisaSportManagerborninArgentina;hehasastrongsocialbackgroundincludingSportfordevelopmentandPeace,Sportforpeoplewithadisabilityandsportforall.LeandroistheDeputyExecutiveDirectorforDevelopmentoftheInternationalTableTennisFederationwhere,amongstotherduties,hehasSocialResponsibilitiesinhisportfolio.Helikesfullinvolvementinprojects,notonlyinthedesignandadministrationbutintheexecutiononthefieldaswell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ - NanaYawOsei-Darkwa Click to collapse

FounderandExecutiveDirector–YouthIconsGhana

NanaYawOsei-DarkwaistheFounder/ExecutiveDirectorofYouthIconsGhana;avibrantyouthorientedNGOcommittedtotheempowermentandwelfareoftheyouthofAfrica.Inalittleoverthreeyearsandunderhisinspirationalleadership,theorganizationhaschalkedsomegreatsuccessesintheareaofthepromotionofacultureofPeaceandNonviolenceandLiteracyPromotion.The1GhanaPeaceProject,GhanaReadsCampaignandthePaintsil'sPeacekidProjectremainssomeofthefinesuccessstoriesofYouthIconsGhana.InJune2011,Nanawasnamedthe recipient ofBruceW.TancrellOutstandingRecognitionAwardforPeaceandNonviolencePromotionintheUSA.

 

 

 

 

+ - NickRaistrick Click to collapse

FreelanceJournalist

NickisafreelancejournalistandtrainerwhorecentlytookvoluntaryredundancyafternineyearsattheBBCwhereheworkedasthe WorldServiceTrust's JournalismTrainingEditor,specializingindeliveringjournalismandmediaskillstrainingindevelopingandtransitionalcountries.Since2009hehasbeeninvolvedwiththeEastAfricaCupwhereheledthejournalismandmediaskillstrainingprograms.HeproducedapackageontheeventfortheBBCWorldFootballandwrote,presentedandproducedaTVdocumentaryinRwanda,Burundi,Kenya,andTanzaniaonsportsfordevelopment.

 

 

 

 

 

+ - AngelaRuggiero Click to collapse

Four-timeOlympicMedalist,IceHockey–TeamUSA,IOCMember

Afour-timeOlympicmedalist,AngelaRuggieroisanicehockeydefensemanwithTeamUSA.Shecompetedforthefourthtimeatthe2010WinterOlympicGamesinVancouver,whereshewontheSilvermedal.In2010AngelawaselectedtoahighlyregardedpositionasamemberoftheInternationalOlympicCommittee’sAthletes’Commission.InadditiontoherfourOlympicmedals,Angelaisathree-timeWorldChampionandaleaderoftheU.S.Women’sHockeyNationalTeam.ShecurrentlyholdstherecordasAll-TimeLeaderinGamesPlayedforTeamUSA.Angelaisoneofthemostprominentwomen’sicehockeyplayersintheworld.

 

 

 

 

 


President&FounderofArcángelesFoundation

President&FounderofArcángelesFoundation,disabilityrightsactivistandPresidentoftheColombianFederationofsportsforpersonswithphysicaldisabilities.JuangraduatedasaPublicistinBogotaanddevelopedhisstudiesinJapanandHarvardBusinessSchoolintheUSA.HewastheColombianChefdeMissionfortheBeijingandsubsequentlyfortheLondonParalympicGames. Amongotherdistinctions,ArcángelesFoundationwasgrantedthe“Thebestpeaceeventoftheyear”duringthePeace&SportAwardsCeremonyin2010.

 

 

 

 


+ - EricSaintrond Click to collapse

SecretaryGeneral–FISU(InternationalUniversitySportsFederation)

SecretaryGeneral/CEOofInternationalUniversitySportsFederation(FISU)since2008.Previously,Mr.SaintrondoccupiedthefollowingpositionswithinFISU:GeneralDirector,DirectorofSummerUniversiade. Formanyyears,Mr.SaintrondwasresponsibleforUniversitySportsEventsmanagementandstrategy.Inthiscapacity,hedevelopedanoverallunderstandingofwhatUniversitySportsrepresentforacityandacountryfromeverystandpoint:architectural,economical,environmental,socialandhuman.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Minister–MinistryofYouthandSportoftheRepublicofSerbia

SnežanaSamardžićMarkovićhasattendedLeaderscourseatHarvardUniversityandCourseonPlanning,Programming,BudgetingandExecutionSysteminUSMilitary,GeorgeC.MarshallCenter,Germany.From2001–2005,sheworkedasDeputyHeadofMissionintheEmbassyofSerbia&MontenegroinOslo,Norway,andduring2005asdeputyCEOatDirectorateforneighbouringcountriesatSerbianMinistryofForeignAffairs.Afterthat,shewasAssistantMinisterofDefenseattheMinistryofDefenseoftheRepublicofSerbia.Shewasinchargeofdefensepolicy,strategicplanning,internationalmilitarycooperationandtheVerificationCenter.Since2007,sheistheMinisterofYouthandSportofRepublicofSerbia.Also,sheisthepresidentofFundforyoungtalentsandmemberofFoundingBoardoftheWorldanti-dopingAgency(WADA).

 

 

 

+ - GeorgSchlachtenberger Click to collapse

ChiefOperatingOfficer–IPC(InternationalParalympicCommittee)

HisprofessionalcareerincludesChiefOperatingOfficerandFinanceandAdministrationDirectorwiththeInternationalParalympicCommittee(IPC),Germany(2004-present);CEOCAREDeutschlandandBoardMemberofCAREInternational2004–2000;ConsultantforInternationalDevelopmentAgenciesandEuropeanCommission(1998-1999);CEOKolpingInternational(InternationalDevelopmentAgencyofaFederationoftheCatholicChurch)(1990-1998);RegionalDirectorLatinAmerica(Santiago/Chile)foraInternationalDevelopmentAgencyofaFederationoftheCatholicChurch(1986-1990);ConsultantforEuropeanCommissionforaregionalProjectinLatinAmerica(1984-1986);andPublicservantGermanRailways(1974–1978).HeholdsaMastersdegreeinPublicandPrivateAdministrationattheUniversityofKonstanz/Germany,SaoPaulo/Brazil(1981-1985).

 

 

 


President–RepublicofHungary,IOCMember

CareerhasincludedpositionsontheadministrativestaffofseveralhotelsintheHungarochain(1965-1981);DirectoroftheNationalStadiumandoftheorganisationswhichdependontheNationalHungarianSportsAuthority(OTSH)(1981-);Vice-PresidentoftheNationalOfficeforPhysicalEducationandSport(1983);HungarianAmbassadortoSpain(1993-1997)thentoSwitzerland(1999-2003);MemberoftheEuropeanParliament(2004-);PresidentoftheHungarianNationalAssembly(2010-);PresidentoftheRepublicofHungary(2010-).HispracticedsportisFencingandwasaTeamépéegoldmedallistattheGamesoftheXIXOlympiadinMexicoCityin1968andtheXXOlympiadinMunichin1972;ParticipatedintheGamesoftheXXIOlympiadinMontrealin1976.HewasalsotheSecretaryGeneraloftheNOC,thenPresident(1989-2010);PresidentofWorldOlympiansAssociation(WOA)(1999-2007).HisIOCcommitmentsincludememberoftheExecutiveBoard(1991-1999);Vice-PresidentoftheIOC(1995-1999);ChairmanoftheSportandEnvironmentCommission(1995-);Vice-ChairmanoftheAthletes’Commission(1984-1988).

 

+ - MichaelStone Click to collapse

Director–DiliCityofPeace

BornintoamilitaryfamilyinCanberrain1977,MichaelStonegraduatedfromtheAustralianDefenceForceAcademyin1998andtheRoyalMilitaryCollege,Duntroonin1999.MichaeldeployedimmediatelytoEastTimorandlaterre-deployedundertheUnitedNationsin2001. MichaelwaspromotedtotherankofMajorin2004onhisreturntoEastTimoraspartoftheAustralianDefenceCooperationProgram.In2006headvisedtheDefenceChief,BrigadierGeneralRuak,onthedevelopmentofOperationalandTrainingstructures.

 In2006asEastTimordescendedintocivilcrisis,MichaelassumedvariousrolesasspokesmanfortheInternationalforces:Negotiator,Mediator,ArbitratorandKeyLiaisonbetweenInternationalForcesandTimor-LesteStakeholders.MichaelStonehasbeenanAdvisortoTimor-LestePresidentDrJoséRamos-Hortafor4yearsandheiscurrentlytheGeneralManageroftheCreativeActivitiesUnitwithintheOfficeofthePresident,thedrivingunitbehindtheDili‘CityofPeace’campaign.LastmonthMichaelorganizedandparticipatedinthegrueling2011TourdeTimor,a610kmcrosscountryeventthroughthetropicalmountainrangesinTimor-Leste.

 

+ - MoriTaheripour Click to collapse

SeniorAllianceAdvisor–USAID(UnitedStatesAgencyforInternationalDevelopment)

MoriTaheripourservesasUSAID’sleadadvocateinpromotingsportasauniqueandpowerfultoolintheadvancementofdevelopment.AsseniortechnicaladvisorforallAgencyprogramsrelatedtosportanddevelopment,shemanagesallrelationshipswithprofessionalsportsleaguesandrelatedplayerorganizations.Additionally,Ms.TaheripourprovidesstrategicdirectionandfacilitatescoordinationwithintheAgencyforallpartnershipsbetweensportsorganizations,civilsociety,privatesectorcorporationsandNGOsthatfocusonsportsininternationaldevelopment.InadditiontoherworkforUSAID,Ms.TaheripourservesasafacultymemberintheLegalStudiesandBusinessEthicsDepartmentattheWhartonSchooloftheUniversityofPennsylvaniawheresheteachesNegotiationsandDisputeResolutionintheUndergraduateandExecutiveEducationprograms.

 

 

 


President–ICSSPE(InternationalCouncilofSportScienceandPhysicalEducation)

MargaretTalbotisPrincipalofMargaretTalbotConsulting,wheresheleadsinternationalprojectsontheuseofsportandphysicaleducationinpromotinggirls’education. ShehasthemajorinternationalpositionofPresidentoftheInternationalCouncilofSportScienceandPhysicalEducation(ICSSPE),thelargestsuchumbrellaorganizationintheworld. ProfessorTalbotwasappointedOfficeroftheOrderoftheBritishEmpire(OBE)forservicestophysicaleducationandsportin1993;andwasawardedanHonoraryFellowshipoftheUniversityofChichesterin2008.

 

 

 

 

 

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Journalist–CanalPlus

Bornin1972,MouradZeghidiisa Franco-TunisianJournalistandhasbeenHeadofCanal+FranceSportsDepartmentsince2002.HeisaspecialistinItalianfootball,andhewasapresenterandHeadofSportsonCANAL+HORIZONS(AfricansubsidiaryofCANAL+)inTunisiaandsub-SaharanAfricabetween1992and2001.Duetopoliticalpressures,hiscareercontinuedinFranceandnotTunisia.HecoveredthefinalstagesoftheAfricaCupofNationsFootballtournamentandvariouscompetitionsinAfricaandtheMaghrebfrom1994to2010.HehasbeenaconsultantandguestpresenterfortheTunisianNationalTelevision,AlJazeeraNews,AlJazeeraSports,AlArabyia,DubaiSports,AbuDhabiTVsince2000.HewasareporterforthepressinAbuDhabiMagazinepublished"SuperSoccer"from2003to2010.