Olivier Niggli is WADA Legal Counsel and is based at the European office in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Olivier Niggli is a lawyer by training. After finishing his undergraduate studies at the University of Lausanne, he obtained a Master’s Degree in law from the London School of Economics, while working as a paralegal at the London legal offices of Townleys Solicitors, specializing in sports law.
Licensed in Lausanne, Olivier Niggli worked for several years at Carrard and Associates, again specializing in sports law. During this time, he was involved in the development and creation of WADA in 1999.
He joined the WADA team in 2001. He was named the Agency's Chief Financial Officer in 2003 and received an MBA from McGill University in 2006.