Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN

Born 03 December 1955
Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN

Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN

ARG

Education

Doctor in Veterinary Medicine

Career

CEO, Finca Flichman (Winery) (1984-1986); Director of Finance, Banco Mercantil Argentino (commercial and retail bank) (1986-1993); from 1994-2009: CEO, Holding Caja de Ahorro y Seguro (largest insurance group in Argentina); Chairman, Caja de Seguros (largest property and casualty insurance company in Argentina); Chairman, Caja de Seguros de Vida (largest life insurance company in Argentina); Chairman, La Caja ART (workers compensation insurance company); Chairman, Instituto del Seguro de Misiones (insurance); Chairman, Caja de Seguros de Retiro (annuities company); Chairman, Banco Caja de Ahorro (commercial and retail bank); CEO of Los W S.A. (investment company); Board Member of Gregorio, Numo y Noel Werthein S.A. (agribusiness); Vice-Chairman of Telecom Argentina; Chairman, WAI de Argentina SL (investment company); Board member of Telecom Personal (leading cellular phone company); Chairman of BSI – Werthein (investment house, Lugano, Switzerland)

Sports practised

Equestrian

Sports career

Has participated for around 18 years in equestrian show jumping and has won prizes in several international competitions

Sports administration

President of the Argentinean Equestrian Federation; President of the Organising Committee of the CSIO-W Haras El Capricho, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Chairman, Haras El Capricho, Buenos Aires, Argentina; President of the Organising Committee for the American Jumping Championship, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997); Chef d’Equipe at the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000; Chef de Mission at the Equestrian World Games, Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (2002); Chef d’Equipe at the Pan-American Games, Santo Domingo (2003); Chef d’Equipe at the Olympic Games, Athens 2004; Organiser, ODESUR Games (equestrian), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006); Chef de Mission WEG Aachen, Germany (2006); Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games, Beijing 2008; Member of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Steering Committee (2009); President of the Organising Committee for the General Assembly of the FEI, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008); Board Member (2004-2009) then President (2009-2013, 2013-) of the Argentine National Olympic Committee (NOC); FEI Strategic Adviser (2011-); President (2009-2013) then Vice-President (2013-) of the Argentine National High Performance Sports Agency (ENARD); Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) Board Member (2014-)

IOC History

Member of the Executive Board (2020- ); Chair of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (2014-2015), Digital and Technology (2017-); Member of the following Commissions: Radio and Television (2012-2014), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), Marketing (2014-2017), Press (2014-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024 (2017-), Communications (2018-); Coordination for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2020-); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - America (2015-); Member of the board of directors of the Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-)