IOC Appoint De Kepper as New Director General

April 6, 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that following the resignation of its director general Urs Lacotte last week through ill health, advice the body have appointed Christophe De Kepper as his replacement.

Lacotte had taken up the role in 2003 after François Carrard left the IOC and will continue to assist the IOC as needed during the transition.

Chief of staff, Belgian Christophe de Kepper joined the IOC in 2001 when Jacques Rogge was elected President.

De Kepper was previously director of the European Olympic Committee’s (EOC) liaison office with the European Union (EU).

A lawyer by training, his experience in the sports world also includes service as an expert on the development of an EU sports policy for the European Commission and as assistant to the Legal Director of the Belgian Olympic Committee.