Olivier Niggli's Biography

Olivier NiggliEffective 1 July 2016, Olivier Niggli assumed the role as WADA’s Director General.

He was previously Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel of WADA.

From 2011 to 2014, Olivier was a partner with the law firm Carrard & Associés in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was active in sport, arbitration and commercial law. He possesses extensive experience in the fight against doping, including his time as WADA’s Legal Director and Chief Financial Officer from 2001-2011.

Olivier Niggli holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA from McGill University, and is fluent in both English and French. With his background and experience, he brings expertise to WADA in the legal, financial and governance areas.