The Jury of The Peace and Sport Awards 2011
President of the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO); Member of the Finnish Sports Federation External Committee; Head of Communication for the City of Vantaa, Finland.
With a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Helsinki, Finland, Birgitta Kervinen is a long-serving sports leader. In 2011, she was elected to her second 4-year term as President of ENGSO.
Apart from her commitment to ENGSO, Ms Kervinen is strongly involved in international decision-making bodies. She was the Chairwoman of the EWS (European Women and Sport) network from 1998-2000. She also served as Vice-President of the IWG (International Working Group on Women and Sport) from 2006-2010.
Born in Sochi, Dmitry Chernyshenko is one of the most prominent Russian professionals in advertising and sports marketing. He also has extensive committee experience working with the Russian Ministry of Sports.
Mr. Chernyshenko began his career in advertising in 1989, establishing the agency that later developed into Media Arts Group.
In November 2005, he was appointed CEO of the Sochi 2014 Bid Committee. On December 13th, 2007, Dmitry Chernyshenko was awarded with the Order of Honor for the successful Sochi 2014 Bid. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Technological University and his interests include alpine skiing.
Nawal El Moutawakel was Minister of Youth and Sports in Morocco from 2007-2009. She has won many titles in 400m hurdles: Olympic Champion in Los Angeles; gold medallist at the Mediterranean Games in Casablanca and in Damascus; bronze medallist at the World University Games in Kobe then gold medallist in Zagreb.
Her involvement in sports administration began in 1989 when she was member then Vice-President of the IAAF Athletes’ Commission. Founding Member of the Laureus World Sports Academy and Vice-Chair since 2004.
Her awards and distinctions include: National Merit (Exceptional Order) awarded by King Hassan II of Morocco (1983); Unicef Goodwill Ambassador (1999); “Lifetime Achievement” Award from the Laureus association (2010). IOC Executive Board member and Chair of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Council Member of SportAccord, then Vice-President, acting President and President (since 2007). President, International Cycling Union (UCI) (1991-2005); World Anti Doping Agency Council member (1999-2002)
Elected as IOC member from 1996 to 2005 and re-elected in 2006; Honorary Member from 2008; President of the Evaluation Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 (2001); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2001-2008); member as IF representative of the Evaluation Commission for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 (1996-1997), Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens in 2004 (1998-2001); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1997-2008), “IOC 2000” (1999), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002), Olympic truce.
A graduate of military schools in France, the Paris School of Social Sciences and Paris Institute of Administration and Management, Intendant General Lassana Palenfo has received many prestigious State decorations.
He has held many important governmental posts in Cote d’Ivoire during his career, most recently as Minister of State for Security since 2000.
Intendant General Lassana Palenfo is currently President of the African Judo Union, Vice-President of the International Judo Federation, President of the Ivorian NOC; President of the ANOCA Development and Games Commission, and President of ACNOA. He has been an IOC member since 2000 and is part of commissions on Women and Sport, Olympic Solidarity and International Relations.
He is a keen sportsman and holds a black belt in Judo and is a delegated member of the Red Cross.
Marisol Casado created the Spanish Triathlon Federation in 1989; she was a founding member of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) as representative of the Spanish Triathlon Federation (1989); President of the European Triathlon Union (2002-2009); President of the Women and Sport Commission of the Spanish NOC (2004-2009); President of the ITU since 2008; Member of the EB of the Spanish NOC since 2010; Council Member of the ASOIF since 2011; Member of the Coordination Commission for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014.
Ms. Casado has a postgraduate degree in Sport Administration and Management from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Spanish Olympic Committee. She has received the "Real Orden del Merito Deportivo" (Royal Order of Sporting Merit) and an Olympic Order from the Spanish NOC.
Olivier Laouchez, a media entrepreneur, launched ATV (Antilles Television) in Martinique in 1993. After being on the management team of the Secteur A label he founded TRACE: a new music television channel dedicated to urban culture. In 8 years, the chain has expanded to be present in 150 countries and new projects have emerged: in 2009, TRACE Tropical was launched, then in 2011, TRACE Sports, a television channel dedicated to sports celebrities.
The TRACE Group also offers mobile telephone and radio services.
Born in Germany in 1956, Dr. Weingärtner studied psychology, economics and political and social sciences in both Germany and the United States. He holds a PHD in Sociology.
Since 1988 he has held posts in both national and international public administration including higher management positions in the following institutions: the Federal Public Employment Service (Berlin), the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs (Berlin), the International Labour Organisation (Geneva), the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs (Berlin), Treuhandanstalt Headquarters (Berlin), the European Commission (Brussels) and the German Representation to the European Union (Brussels).
From 2004 until 30 September 2011, Dr. Weingärtner held the post of Director of Youth and Sport at the Council of Europe. In October 2011, he was appointed Director of Human Rights and Antidiscrimination at the Council of Europe.
Secretary General of the French-speaking Conference of Ministers of Youth and Sports (Confejes) since 2005. Youssouf Fall began his career in 1976 at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports in Mauritania. Active in the development of Mauritanian sports and himself a sportsman, Youssouf Fall was subsequently named Director of the National Education Centre for Executives in Youth and Sport, then National Director of Sports, technical advisor and project manager at the Ministry. Mr. Fall represents the Confejes in the work of the CIJF Advisory Council, where he is a consultant.
Mr. Fall has been awarded a Knight of the Order of National Merit of Mauritania, Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms, Officer of the Order of the Lion and distinguished as a ‘Premier’ physical education teacher in Mauritania.