Entry in the IOC 2001
Born 09 August 1946




Professional aptitude certificate in physical and sports education, Yaoundé University (1973)


Physical education and sports teacher; teacher coordinator at the Lycée Leclerc in Yaoundé (1973-1974), National Sports Director (1982-1988)

Sports practised

Athletics, basketball, football

Sports career

From 1964 to 1971, national 400m and 800m champion, member of the national basketball team, player in the university football team; member of the national athletics team at the 1st African Games in Brazzaville, in 1965

Sports administration

Secretary General (1974-1983), Vice-President (1984-1986) then President (1986-1988) of the Cameroon Football Federation; member of the Executive Committee then President of the African Football Confederation (CAF) (1988-); member of the Executive Committee of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (1990); Vice-President of FIFA (1992-); Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA World Cup in South Africa , Chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA Confederation Cup, President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Football Tournaments (1992-2006), member of the FIFA Organising Committee for the World Cup (1992-) and the FIFA Commission for Strategic Studies; several times head of the Cameroon sports delegation; first Vice-President of the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC); Board member of the Cameroon National Olympic Committee

Awards and distinctions

Holder of several national and international honorific distinctions

IOC History

Member of the IOC from 2001 to 2016; Honorary Member since 2017; Member of the following Commissions: Women and Sport (1996-2015), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-2008), Women in Sport (2015-2017)