Mr Octavian MORARIU

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

Has received the National Order of Merit with the rank of Knight (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-), Coordination for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 (2016-)