| IOC Member and President, SAOC (Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee)
Minister, General Presidency of Youth and Welfare of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Son of a world class leader, HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz was born on 01 April 1978 in Riyadh. He got a college degree, majored in Law from the University of King Saud, Riyadh 1998. As an interpretation of the Kingdom’s leadership confidence, he is now in charge of several sports organizations. Some of his positions: President General of Youth Welfare (Minister), President of the Saudi Arabian NOC, Equestrian and Football Federations, President of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees, President of the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation and IOC Member since 2002.
The Jerusalem Suburbs Community Center, Israel
Sports Journalist – Genies Group International, Founder – Media and Sport for Peace in Africa, Benin
After beginning his career in radio in Togo, Christian Alliki turned to sports journalism, a profession that he exercised for over 10 years in Benin, his native country. He covered many international sporting events before founding a sports event management organization and launching a newspaper in Benin called Le Génie, of which he is still the editor. In January 2011, he founded the Media and Sport for Peace network in Africa which encourages African media to actively participate in the promotion of world peace through sport.
Former NBA Basketball Player
Founder – Amaechi Performance Systems
John Amaechi is a psychologist, New York Times best-selling Author and social entrepreneur working in both the US and the Europe. His work is mostly in industrial/organisational settings with medium to large institutions: business, educational and philanthropic, to help them maximise their human capital. In the UK, John works with his own charity, ABC Foundation, as well as local and national government to create a network of holistic community and sporting centres for urban communities. John is an accomplished motivational speaker with experience addressing a diverse cross-section of clients, including an impressive list of fortune 500 corporations, international charities and world-class educational institutions, throughout Great Britain, Europe and the United States.
Secretary General – Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee
Hassan Al Thawadi holds the position of Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee. His appointment in March 2011 as Secretary General follows on from his role as CEO in Qatar’s successful 2022 Bid Committee, in which he worked closely with Bid Chairman, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, to bring the World Cup to the Middle East for the first time. A graduate in Law at Sheffield University, Hassan is also General Counsel at Qatar Investment Authority and Qatar Holding.
Adviser Sport for Disabled – Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Mads Andreassen (29) has since 2007 been working with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF), as an adviser in Sport for Disabled. His educational background is within sport management and development studies. From 2004-2006 he worked for NIF as a volunteer implementing sport development projects in Zambia and South-Africa. Andreassen is also an active athlete within alpine-skiing.
Director – IRIS (Institute of International and Strategic Relations)
Pascal Boniface is Director of the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and professor at the Institute of European Studies at the University of Paris 8. He is Director of “La revue internationale et stratégique” (published quarterly since 1991) and Editor of “L'Année stratégique” (published annually since 1985). Dr. Boniface is the author or editor of more than forty books on the subject of international relations, nuclear issues and disarmament, the balance of influence between the powers, French foreign policy, and the impact of sport in international relations.
Olympic Medalist Canoe Kayak, Togo
Champion for Peace - Peace and Sport, L'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport
At just 28 years old, Benjamin Boukpeti is the current African Canoe Champion and the first Olympic medalist in the history of Togo, winning a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He is also the co-founder of Team Amadonsa which rallies 12 athletes of 8 different nationalities around a common mission: rallying top-level canoeists around common values, particularly for peace-promotion. The team helps to make the practice of canoe-kayak widespread throughout the world by putting sports programs with a social and educative vocation into place.
President and Founder - Peace and Sport, L'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport
Modern Pentathlon World Champion
Joel Bouzou is President and Founder of "Peace and Sport, L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport
In 2007 Peace and Sport was founded with the aim of taking concrete action for peace, offering actors for peace solutions based on core values generated by sport and by mobilizing the sports movement to promote peace.
An elite Pentathlete, Joel has participated in four Olympic Games (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) receiving the bronze medal at the 1984 Games. In 1987, he won the title of World Champion in Modern Pentathlon.
Deeply involved in the development of his preferred sport, since 1997 Joël has been Secretary General of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM
He has also been an Advisor to H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco since 2006.
Olympic Champion, World Champion, Pole-vaulting, Ukraine
Sergey Bubka is a living legend in athletics. From 1983 to 1997 he incontestably dominated pole-vaulting. Throughout this period, he broke no less than 35 world records (for the most part his own). He holds the overall record with a jump of 6.14m in July 1994. After winning the Gold Medal in Seoul in 1988 he is the only athlete from any discipline to hold six world championship titles. Sergey Bubka is today an eminent member of the International Olympic Committee, where he presides over the Coordination Committee for the first Youth Olympic Games, and is involved in many charitable associations.
Chairman of Athletes Council – IPC (International Paralympic Committee)
Six-time Paralympian and Paralympic medalist. Bob has competed in four winter games (cross country skiing) and two summer games (athletics). In 2004 he was elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athletes' Council, and then in 2008 was elected Chairperson. Bob's professional career began with The Boeing Company where he was Manager, Global Venture Capital Investments responsible for the management of a $250M venture capital fund of funds for Phantom Works, the advanced technology division of the company. Since leaving Boeing in 2006 Bob has been engaged with various small technology companies in a consulting capacity. Bob has keen interest in the greater social impact that athletes and sport can have internationally.
Lecturer in Sport – Durham University, School of Applied Social Sciences, UK
Simon C. Darnell is a Lecturer in Sport at Durham University. His recent research has examined the experiences of young volunteers within the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ sector and the broader political implications and challenges of mobilizing sport to meet goals of international development and peace. He is currently conducting research into sport and development policy in Cuba. He is the author of the forthcoming book Sport for Development and Peace: a Critical Sociology (Bloomsbury Academic Press).
Senior Consultant – PMP Legacy
Helen is a Senior Consultant at pmplegacy with seven years consultancy experience. She has worked both in the UK and overseas on a wide range of sports and leisure related projects from feasibility studies through to procurement, as well as strategy and bid development, evaluation and legacy planning. Key projects include England Netball’s 2015 World Netball Championships bid, production of FIFA guidance on women’s football development, legacy planning for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, development of an international influence toolkit for UK Sport, as well as Madrid’s 2016 Olympic bid and evaluation projects for Sport England, scUK and the Football Foundation. Helen leads pmplegacy’s work with the Professional Game Board’s (a partnership between PRL and the RFU) Minimum Standards Criteria audit. Helen has an MSc in Sports Science. Outside of work Helen loves to travel and has recently conquered Everest (well Base Camp!).
Chief Executive Officer – World Youth Peace Summit
Daniel E. Doyle, Jr. is Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for International Sport and the Chief Executive Officer of the World Youth Peace Summit. Mr. Doyle holds two honorary doctorates for his work in sports education. Mr. Doyle was a highly successful men’s basketball coach, compiling a record of 142-45. In his final season at Trinity College, where his team went 22-4 – he was named New England College Coach of the Year. The Sporting News named him as one of the most influential people in American sport. Mr. Doyle has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities on behalf of the NCAA Foundation. Mr. Doyle is the author of the acclaimed novel “
Are You Watching, Adolph Rupp?” and also wrote The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting
, which was placed into nomination for a Pulitzer Prize by a distinguished group of educators, authors and physicians.
Journalist – BBC World, Director – Allday Media Ltd
For the last 24 years, David has worked as a frontline correspondent and presenter for the BBC, specializing in European Affairs, Politics and Sports News. David has broken exclusive stories from corruption in sport to political scandals, as well as major set piece events from World Cups and Olympic Games, to peace talks for N Ireland and the former Yugoslavia. He presents for BBC World News TV as well as the main domestic BBC Radio 4. David has moderated at many conferences, from the UN to SportAccord. He has a passion for sport, and is a fluent French speaker.
Head of Sport & Development – SAD (Swiss Academy for Development)
Jutta Engelhardt studied political science, English language and literature, and Russian philology in Freiburg, Breisgau and at UofT in Toronto, Canada. She also pursued courses in solution-oriented management and evidence-based project planning. From 2000-2007, Jutta Engelhardt worked in the Netherlands as Director of International Programmes and was member of the Management team at Foundation Mainline - an organisation active in the area of prevention of infectious diseases associated to drug use. She managed and coordinated various prevention and awareness-raising projects in Eastern Europe and in Asia. Since May 2008, Jutta Engelhardt manages the Sport & Development unit at SAD and is a member of the Management team at SAD.
CEO – Little Sports Organisation, Kenya
Founder of the Little Sports Organization (LSO) Kenya, he started carrying sports equipment into a field in the Kibera slum in Nairobi amidst the horrors of the Kenyan post election violence in 2007 and demonstrated the power of sports to breach divides and to restore peace and hope in the youngsters gathering around him. From the success of those modest initial initiatives, LSO has grown into a large NGO with Sports for Peace programmes in 48 schools across Kenya, reaching more than 40,000 students every week and providing work for a growing group of young devoted trainers. Michael Flynn's is proudly Australian and enjoyed a distinguished business career, before settling in Kenya in 2007 to help address the plight of people at the bottom of the pyramid.
Executive Director – The World Games Cali 2013
Pascual Guerrero, Executive Director of The World Games 2013 Cali, magister in sociology from the Royal University of Lund-Sweden and a committed athlete, swimming Colombian champion in 1958. He has been representative of the federations for swimming and roller skating in Colombia during 1978 and member of the international swimming committee in 1992. Nowadays, he works as an Advisor to the Departmental Assembly of Valle del Cauca, Colombia and CEO of Fund for the Promotion of Sport and Social Management in Cali, Colombia.
Director - AFP Foundation
Robert Holloway, Director of the AFP Foundation, has been a journalist for 38 years, most of them with the international wire agency Agence France-Presse. He was chief correspondent for Australia and the South Pacific from 1990 until 1994, when he was named AFP’s foreign editor and later head of the English-language service. While correspondent at the United Nations (1999-2003), he coordinated the coverage of the 9/11 attack on New York. He served as deputy managing editor from 2004 until his appointment to the newly created Foundation in July 2007 and was also interim editor-in-chief. A British-born citizen of France, he is married with one daughter. The AFP Foundation exists to promote freedom of expression by training journalists in developing countries.
Editor and Founder – Around the Rings
Ed Hula has covered the Olympics for nearly 25 years. He is editor and founder of Around the Rings, recognized worldwide as the "most influential internet presence on the Olympics" (The Guardian, UK) He also appears regularly as an expert on networks such as BBC and CNN. Before entering the Olympic realm, he was an award-winning radio and television journalist. Born near New York City, he grew up in Florida and is a graduate of Florida State University.
President – Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
President Gjorge Ivanov was born on 2 May 1960. He holds a Law Degree, a Master’s Degree in Political Science, and a PhD focused on building democracies in divided societies with an accent on Macedonia. While at University Gjorge Ivanov became politically active in liberal and reformist-oriented youth organizations. He was also active in the movement to reform the political system, promoting ideas such as political plurality and the free market economy. Professor Ivanov taught political theory and political philosophy, introducing new teaching methods which helped open Macedonian academia to Western universities. Professor Ivanov is the co-founder of the first Macedonian political science journal, founder and Honorary President of the Macedonian Political Science Association, and co-founder of the Institute for Democracy, a renowned Macedonian think-tank which has helped shape the political landscape in Macedonia. In 2009 he won the presidential elections with a distinctive majority. During his Presidential mandate, Professor Gjorge Ivanov has given numerous lectures at renowned universities in Europe. In October 2009, he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey, and received a second Doctor Honoris Causa from the Istanbul University in March 2011.
Deputy Principal and Professor – University of Stirling, Scotland
Grant Jarvie is Professor and Vice-Principal at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He comes from an international sporting family and is advisor to the Scottish Government on both sport and education. He has spoken about the benefits of sport, education and health to different international communities. In 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his efforts to bring about international co-operation through sport and education.
Founder and Executive Chairman – Institute for Economics and Peace
Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development with two international software companies, who has now turned to philanthropic activities. Steve’s latest initiative, the Institute for Economics and Peace, is an independent research institute dedicated to better understanding the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It particularly aims to quantify the economic benefits of peace, such as the Global Peace Index and United States Peace Index. Steve serves on a number of Advisory Boards including the International Crisis Group (ICG), the Alliance for Peacebuilding and the OECD’s Global Project on Measuring Progress of Societies, and is an International Trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace.
Co-founder –CEO of TRACE media group
Olivier Laouchez, entrepreneur dans le monde des médias lance ATV (Antilles Télévision) en 1993, en Martinique. Après avoir rejoint la direction du label Secteur Ä, il fonde TRACE : une nouvelle chaîne de télévision musicale dédiée aux cultures urbaines. En 8 ans, la chaîne est présente dans 150 pays et de nouveaux projets voient le jour. En 2009, lancement de TRACE Tropical, puis en 2011, TRACE Sports, la chaîne de télévision dédiées aux célébrités sportives. Le groupe TRACE propose des services de téléphonie mobile et de la radio.
Former Under Secretary-General - United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Mr. Le Roy has served as Deputy to the UN Special Coordinator for Sarajevo and Director of Operations for the restoration of essential public services. He went on missions for UNDP in Mauritania and was appointed UN Regional Administrator in Kosovo (West Region). He was appointed European Union Special Representative in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and subsequently appointed Assistant Secretary for Economic and Financial Affairs in the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs, before serving as the French Ambassador to Madagascar.
He is currently Conseiller Maître
at the Cour des comptes
and has been Ambassador in charge of the Union for the Mediterranean Initiative since September 2007.
He is a graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines in Paris and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He has also has studied at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Former Decathlete and Presenter of Major International Sporting Events
In 1987, Marc Maury worked as an announcer for the first time with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the World Championships in Rome and he was the leading presenter at the World Championships in Edmonton in 2001. In 1992, he joined Eurosport as a freelance commentator, and then Canal Plus in 1995, still as a freelancer, where he was responsible for athletics, although he also presented other sports, notably motor racing, boxing, handball, rugby and tennis. In 1996, he was the commentator for athletics at the Olympic Games in Atlanta together with Charles Bietry. In 1997, he presented the F1 Grand Prix de France in Magny Cours. He also presented the final rugby match between France and South Africa at the Parc des Princes, and the first match between France and England at the Stade de France. He is still an athletics consultant for Canal Plus, where he is commentator for the Olympics (the latest in Beijing, 2008) and the Golden League.
Media and Communications Director –IJF (International Judo Federation)
A graduate in engineering, he has been passionate about judo (and photography) from an early age. After having worked in the industry, he returned to the world of sports as a professional photographer with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and a communication specialist. In parallel, he has developed programs using judo as a social development tool in Africa (Turikumwe projects). These programs put him in contact with the International Judo Federation and since 2010, he has been working full time as Media and Communications Director.
Spokesperson & Head, Press & Media Relations Unit – UN Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)
Currently, Spokesperson and Head of Press and Media Unit in UN-HABITAT, Ms. Moreno was involved during 7 years in the Olympic Movement at the Olympic and Sport Studies Centre of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Postgraduate in Olympic Studies for the International Olympic Academy, she was Head of Press Operations at the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships held in Barcelona in 2003 and at the 2004 Barcelona Universal Forum of Cultures. Previously, in 2001 and 2002, she worked at the Department of Sports of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo. She has been Head of Press of the Barcelona City Council, Communications Adviser at the Vice-Presidency of the Government and Ministry of Economy and Finance of Spain and Communications Director of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain.
Olympic 5000 meter Champion, Burundi
Champion for Peace – Peace and Sport, L'Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport
Vénuste Niyongabo was noticed for the first time in 1992 when he won a silver medal in the 1,500m at the Junior World Championships. In 1994 and 1995 he became one of the top 1500 m runners in the world, winning several major races. At the World Championships in 1995, he won the bronze medal, finishing behind Noureddine Morceli and Hicham El Guerrouj. 1996 was the summit of his career when he won the gold medal in the Atlanta Olympic Games. A legend in his country, he is involved in several projects for reconciliation and stability that are taking place in Burundi. Today, Venuste is a Champion for Peace, President of the Burundi Olympians Association, Member of African Olympians Association and Marketing Manager for Italian Nike Running Sports.
Deputy Executive Director-Development – ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation)
Leandro Olvech is a Sport Manager born in Argentina; he has a strong social background including Sport for development and Peace, Sport for people with a disability and sport for all. Leandro is the Deputy Executive Director for Development of the International Table Tennis Federation where, amongst other duties, he has Social Responsibilities in his portfolio. He likes full involvement in projects, not only in the design and administration but in the execution on the field as well.
Founder and Executive Director – Youth Icons Ghana
Nana Yaw Osei-Darkwa is the Founder/Executive Director of Youth Icons Ghana; a vibrant youth oriented NGO committed to the empowerment and welfare of the youth of Africa. In a little over three years and under his inspirational leadership, the organization has chalked some great successes in the area of the promotion of a culture of Peace and Nonviolence and Literacy Promotion. The 1Ghana Peace Project, Ghana Reads Campaign and the Paintsil's Peace kid Project remains some of the fine success stories of Youth Icons Ghana. In June 2011, Nana was named the recipient of Bruce W. Tancrell Outstanding Recognition Award for Peace and Nonviolence Promotion in the USA.
Nick is a freelance journalist and trainer who recently took voluntary redundancy after nine years at the BBC where he worked as the World Service Trust's Journalism Training Editor, specializing in delivering journalism and media skills training in developing and transitional countries. Since 2009 he has been involved with the East Africa Cup where he led the journalism and media skills training programs. He produced a package on the event for the BBC World Football and wrote, presented and produced a TV documentary in Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Tanzania on sports for development.
Four-time Olympic Medalist, Ice Hockey – Team USA, IOC Member
A four-time Olympic medalist, Angela Ruggiero is an ice hockey defenseman with Team USA. She competed for the fourth time at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, where she won the Silver medal. In 2010 Angela was elected to a highly regarded position as a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission. In addition to her four Olympic medals, Angela is a three-time World Champion and a leader of the U.S. Women’s Hockey National Team. She currently holds the record as All-Time Leader in Games Played for Team USA. Angela is one of the most prominent women’s ice hockey players in the world.
President & Founder of Arcángeles Foundation
President & Founder of Arcángeles Foundation, disability rights activist and President of the Colombian Federation of sports for persons with physical disabilities. Juan graduated as a Publicist in Bogota and developed his studies in Japan and Harvard Business School in the USA. He was the Colombian Chef de Mission for the Beijing and subsequently for the London Paralympic Games. Among other distinctions, Arcángeles Foundation was granted the “The best peace event of the year” during the Peace & Sport Awards Ceremony in 2010.
Secretary General – FISU (International University Sports Federation)
Secretary General/CEO of International University Sports Federation (FISU) since 2008. Previously, Mr. Saintrond occupied the following positions within FISU: General Director, Director of Summer Universiade. For many years, Mr. Saintrond was responsible for University Sports Events management and strategy. In this capacity, he developed an overall understanding of what University Sports represent for a city and a country from every standpoint: architectural, economical, environmental, social and human.
Minister – Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia
Snežana Samardžić Marković has attended Leaders course at Harvard University and Course on Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System in US Military, George C. Marshall Center, Germany. From 2001 – 2005, she worked as Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of Serbia & Montenegro in Oslo, Norway, and during 2005 as deputy CEO at Directorate for neighbouring countries at Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that, she was Assistant Minister of Defense at the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia. She was in charge of defense policy, strategic planning, international military cooperation and the Verification Center. Since 2007, she is the Minister of Youth and Sport of Republic of Serbia. Also, she is the president of Fund for young talents and member of Founding Board of the World anti-doping Agency (WADA).
Chief Operating Officer – IPC (International Paralympic Committee)
His professional career includes Chief Operating Officer and Finance and Administration Director with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Germany (2004 - present); CEO CARE Deutschland and Board Member of CARE International 2004 –2000; Consultant for International Development Agencies and European Commission (1998-1999); CEO Kolping International (International Development Agency of a Federation of the Catholic Church) (1990-1998); Regional Director Latin America (Santiago/Chile) for a International Development Agency of a Federation of the Catholic Church (1986- 1990); Consultant for European Commission for a regional Project in Latin America (1984-1986); and Public servant German Railways (1974 – 1978). He holds a Masters degree in Public and Private Administration at the University of Konstanz/Germany, Sao Paulo/Brazil (1981-1985).
President – Republic of Hungary, IOC Member
Career has included positions on the administrative staff of several hotels in the Hungaro chain (1965-1981); Director of the National Stadium and of the organisations which depend on the National Hungarian Sports Authority (OTSH) (1981-); Vice-President of the National Office for Physical Education and Sport (1983); Hungarian Ambassador to Spain (1993-1997) then to Switzerland (1999-2003); Member of the European Parliament (2004-); President of the Hungarian National Assembly (2010-); President of the Republic of Hungary (2010-). His practiced sport is Fencing and was a Team épée gold medallist at the Games of the XIX Olympiad in Mexico City in 1968 and the XX Olympiad in Munich in 1972; Participated in the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976. He was also the Secretary General of the NOC, then President (1989-2010); President of World Olympians Association (WOA) (1999-2007). His IOC commitments include member of the Executive Board (1991-1999); Vice-President of the IOC (1995-1999); Chairman of the Sport and Environment Commission (1995- ); Vice-Chairman of the Athletes’ Commission (1984-1988).
Director – Dili City of Peace
Born into a military family in Canberra in 1977, Michael Stone graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy in 1998 and the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1999. Michael deployed immediately to East Timor and later re-deployed under the United Nations in 2001. Michael was promoted to the rank of Major in 2004 on his return to East Timor as part of the Australian Defence Cooperation Program. In 2006 he advised the Defence Chief, Brigadier General Ruak, on the development of Operational and Training structures.
In 2006 as East Timor descended into civil crisis, Michael assumed various roles as spokesman for the International forces: Negotiator, Mediator, Arbitrator and Key Liaison between International Forces and Timor-Leste Stakeholders. Michael Stone has been an Advisor to Timor-Leste President Dr José Ramos-Horta for 4 years and he is currently the General Manager of the Creative Activities Unit within the Office of the President, the driving unit behind the Dili ‘City of Peace’ campaign. Last month Michael organized and participated in the grueling 2011 Tour de Timor, a 610km cross country event through the tropical mountain ranges in Timor-Leste.
Senior Alliance Advisor – USAID (United States Agency for International Development)
Mori Taheripour serves as USAID’s lead advocate in promoting sport as a unique and powerful tool in the advancement of development. As senior technical advisor for all Agency programs related to sport and development, she manages all relationships with professional sports leagues and related player organizations. Additionally, Ms. Taheripour provides strategic direction and facilitates coordination within the Agency for all partnerships between sports organizations, civil society, private sector corporations and NGOs that focus on sports in international development. In addition to her work for USAID, Ms. Taheripour serves as a faculty member in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches Negotiations and Dispute Resolution in the Undergraduate and Executive Education programs.
President – ICSSPE (International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education)
Margaret Talbot is Principal of Margaret Talbot Consulting, where she leads international projects on the use of sport and physical education in promoting girls’ education. She has the major international position of President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the largest such umbrella organization in the world. Professor Talbot was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to physical education and sport in 1993; and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the University of Chichester in 2008.
Journalist – Canal Plus
Born in 1972, Mourad Zeghidi is a Franco-Tunisian Journalist and has been Head of Canal+France Sports Department since 2002. He is a specialist in Italian football, and he was a presenter and Head of Sports on CANAL+HORIZONS (African subsidiary of CANAL+) in Tunisia and sub-Saharan Africa between 1992 and 2001. Due to political pressures, his career continued in France and not Tunisia. He covered the final stages of the Africa Cup of Nations Football tournament and various competitions in Africa and the Maghreb from 1994 to 2010. He has been a consultant and guest presenter for the Tunisian National Television, Al Jazeera News, Al Jazeera Sports, Al Arabyia, Dubai Sports, Abu Dhabi TV since 2000. He was a reporter for the press in Abu Dhabi Magazine published "Super Soccer" from 2003 to 2010.