Rob Koehler's Biography

Rob KoehlerDeputy Director General

Effective 31 March 2016, Rob Koehler was appointed WADA’s Deputy Director General with immediate effect.

Rob has been an integral member of WADA's staff since 2002; and, in his most recent role as Senior Director, Education & NADO/RADO Relations, was largely responsible for the advances made in initiating Regional Anti-Doping Organizations around the globe which includes the development of anti-doping programs in 16 regions in over 127 countries. Rob is also responsible for the oversight of all National Anti-Doping Organizations and global anti-doping education. 

Rob was also the chairperson for the WADA Independent Observer team at the 2001 World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan and Vice Chair for the WADA Independent Observer team at 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. He was also a member of the Independent Observer Team at 2010 Vancouver Olympics and managed the WADA pre-games testing programs for both the Sydney and Salt Lake City Olympics.

Rob has been working in anti-doping field for almost two decades. Prior to joining WADA he worked with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). During his tenure with the CCES, he was also responsible for managing doping control programs for major Games in Canada including the summer and winter Canada Games, the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg.