Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH

Entry in the IOC 2001
Born 01 November 1959
Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH

Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH

ESP

Education

MBA from New York University (United States of America); Degree in industrial engineering, Barcelona University (Spain)

Career

Account Director, International Flavours and Fragances (1982-1986); Financial Analyst at the First Boston Corporation in New York (1986-1989); Vice-President and partner of S.G. Warburg and Co. (1989-1991); CEO and founding partner of GBS Finance S.A. (1991-); Vice-President of Real Automóvil Club de Catalunya (RACC)

Sports practised

Skiing, golf, running, tennis

Sports administration

Member of the Spanish National Olympic Committee (1989-); Member of the Board of the Spanish Modern Pentathlon Federation (1980-1990); Member of the Board (1984-1996) then first Vice-President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) (1996-)

Awards and distinctions

Doctorate Honoris Causa from Handong Global University, Republic of Korea

IOC History

Member of the Executive Board (2012-2016); IOC Vice-President (2016-2020); Member (2016-2017 then 2018), Interim Chair (2017-2018) and then Chair (2018-) of the Coordination Commission for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022; Member of the following Commissions: Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games Turin 2006 (2002-2006), Marketing (2004-2017), Sport for All (2006-2014), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 (2007-2014), TV Rights and New Media (2014-2015), Olympic Solidarity (2014-2017), Communications (2015-2017); Member of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.A., Switzerland (2015-); Delegate Member for Broadcast rights - Europe (2015-); Chair of the Board of directors of Olympic Channel Services S.L., Spain (2015-)