Mr Andrew PARSONS

Born 10 February 1977

Mr Andrew PARSONS

BRA

Education

Bachelor’s in Social Communication, Fluminense Federal University (Brazil)

Sports practised

Football, futsal, basketball, volleyball, handball, tennis, judo, dressage, show-jumping and running

Sports administration

Secretary General of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2001-2009); Secretary General of the Americas Paralympic Committee (2002-2005) and Chef de Mission, Deputy Chef de Mission and Team Manager of Team Brazil in several international competitions such as Paralympics Games, Parapan American Games, World Championships and World Cups; President of the Americas Paralympic Committee (2005-2009), responsible for the III Parapan American Games Rio 2007 - first edition of the Games jointly organised to the Pan American Games; President of the IPC Regions’ Council (2006-2010); Member of the National Sports Council of Brazil (2009-2013); Member of the Executive Board of the Rio 2016 Bid Committee; Member-at-large of the IPC Governing Board (2009-2013); Chairperson of the IPC Paralympic Games Committee (2009-2013); President of Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2009-2017); Vice-president (2013-2017) then President (2017-) of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

Membership of other associations

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Agitos Foundation (2017-); Foundation Board member, World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) (2018-); Board member, International Olympic Truth Foundation (IOTF) (2018-)

Awards and distinctions

International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) Diploma in recognition for gesture of fair play demonstrated during Paralympic Games Athens 2004; the Order of Rio Branco in the grade of Commander, by the Republic of Brazil (highest distinction offered by the country) (2012); the Order of Ipiranga, by the State of São Paulo (highest distinction offered by that state) (2015); Leader in Sports Management by the Brazilian business community (LIDE) (2013 and 2014); Medal of Sport Achievement by the Brazilian Army (2017)

IOC History

Member of the following Commissions: Evaluation for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 (2013), Coordination for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020 in Tokyo (2014-), Radio and Television (2014-2015) and Olympic Channel (2015-), Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028 (2019-), Marketing (2019-), Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad (2019-)