Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH

Entry in the IOC 2001
Born 01 November 1959

Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH



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


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) and (2022-); 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-)