Mr Octavian MORARIU

Entry in the IOC 2013
Born 07 August 1961
Mr Octavian MORARIU

Mr Octavian MORARIU



Civil Engineering Diploma, Bachelor of Arts, 1986 National Promotion Leader of the Bucharest Constructions Institute – National School of Railways, Roads and Bridges (Romania)


International Manager, Central Europe Division of Freyssinet International – STUP (VINCI Group) (2000-2002); Project Manager, Europe Division of Veolia Environnement – Générale des Eaux (2002-2003); President and CEO of his own companies, Viarom Construct, Optimal Activ and Vitalia Environment Services (2004-)

Sports practised


Sports career

International player, 19 selections with “The Oaks”, the national Romanian rugby team (1981-1987); Member of “The Barbarians” team (Easter Tour, April 1987); Player and Club Captain at ASPTT Paris (1987-1990); Coach at Paris Saint Germain (1991-1993)

Sports administration

President of the Romanian Rugby Federation (2001-2003); Member of the FIRA-AER Administrative Council (2002-2004); President of the National Sports Agency (Romanian government body for sport) (2003-2004); Vice-President of FIRA-AER for High Performance (2004-2013); President of Rugby Europe (former FIRA-AER) (2013-); President of the National Olympic Committee of Romania (2004-2014); Member of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Executive Committee and Vice-President of the EOC EU Commission (2009-2014)

Awards and distinctions

Order of the Star of Romania with the rank of Knight (2012); National Order of Merit with the rank of Knight from the French Republic (2014)

IOC History

Chair of the Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 (2018-2019), Chair of the Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games (2019-); Member of the following Commissions: Olympic Programme (2014-), International Relations (2014-2015), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015-2018), Coordination for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (2016-2022);