IOC Marketing Commission Chairman Gerhard Heiberg to Step Down

September 9, 2013

IOC marketing commission chairman Gerhard Heiberg has revealed he will step down from his role after 12 years in the job according to the Associated Press.

The 74-year-old Norwegian told the IOC’s general assembly on Monday he wants to be able to spend more time with his family.

Heiberg told the Associated Press he has “enjoyed every moment in this function.”

Heiberg is moving aside to let the new IOC president — who will be elected on Tuesday — pick his own team. But he says, if the new president wishes, he will remain on the job until his term expires at the end of the year.

Heiberg says “this means the new people will have a chance to get into the job before I leave.”