Executive Committee

Our 16-member Executive Committee is delegated by WADA’s Foundation Board (Board) to manage the running of the Agency, including the performance of activities and the administration of assets. This also includes taking all decisions that are not reserved by WADA’s Statutes to the Board. Representatives of the Olympic Movement and of the Public Authorities are appointed by their respective constituency groups.

[Currently, almost half (7/16) of the Executive Committee is made up of active or former international-level athletes.]

    Independent President and Vice-President

    • Witold Bańka

    • Yang_Yang

      Yang Yang


    Independent Members

    Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni


    • Former Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe (2012-2021)
    • Former Director General of Programmes, Council of Europe (2011-2012)
    • Former Director General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport, Council of Europe (2004-2011)
    • Recipient, Order of Merit, Italy; Knight, Legion of Honour, France; Order of Saint Agatha, Republic of San Marino; Order of the Rising Sun, Japan

    Venetia Bennett


    • Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
    • Member, National Sports Tribunal
    • Past-President, Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association
    • Panel Member, Immediation (on-line dispute resolution platform)

    Patricia Sangenis


    • Director of Sport and Health of Buenos Aires
    • Fellow Member of the American College of Sports Medicine
    • Former Executive Committee Member, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS)
    • Former Member, IOC Medical and Scientific Commission
    • Former Chair, Women in Sport Commission of the Argentina Olympic Committee

    Athlete Council Chair

    Ryan Pini

    Papua New Guinea

    • Four-time Olympian in swimming (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
    • Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist (2006); Silver Medalist (2010)
    • Executive Board Member, Papua New Guinea National Olympic Committee
    • Chair, Papua New Guinea Athletes Commission
    • Executive Board Member, Pacific Games Council
    • Athletes Committee Member, World Aquatics

    Olympic Movement

    (In alphabetical order by organization)

    ANOC Representative

    Jiri Kejval
    IOC Member 
    President, Czech Olympic Committee 
    Czech Republic

    • Former international-level rower
    • Member of ANOC Medical Commission
    • Member, IOC Commissions (Chair, Marketing; IOC Television and Marketing Services; Coordination for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.

    ASOIF Representative

    Ingmar De Vos
    IOC Member
    FEI President 

    • Executive Committee Member, SportAccord
    • Council Member, ASOIF
    • Member, ASOIF Governance Taskforce
    • Member, IOC Commissions (Legal Affairs; Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028; Women in Sport)
    • President, International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC)
    • Member, Board of Directors of the National Olympic Committee of Belgium

    IOC Representatives

    Ugur Erdener
    IOC Member
    World Archery President
    Republic of Türkiye

    • Member, IOC Commissions (Chair, Medical and Scientific Commission; Commission for the Coordination of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024)
    • President, Turkish Olympic Committee

    Nenad Lalovic
    IOC Member
    UWW President

    • IOC Executive Board Member, Member of IOC Olympic Solidarity Commission, Member of Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions
    • Executive Board Member, ASOIF
    • Executive Board Member, Olympic Committee of Serbia

    IOC Athletes' Commission Representative

    Humphrey Kayange Emonyi
    IOC Member
    IOC Athletes' Commission Member

    • Olympian in rubgy (rugby sevens) (2016)
    • Champion (Kenya) of the 2016 Singapore Sevens of the 2015-16 World Rugby Sevens Series

    Public Authorities

    (In alphabetical order by region)

    Africa Representative

    Minata Samate Cessouma
    Commissioner for Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
    African Union

    • Former State Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation, in charge of Regional Cooperation, Burkina Faso

    Americas Representative

    Rahul Gupta
    Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy
    United States

    Asia Representative

    Koji Murofushi
    Commissioner, Japan Sports Agency

    Four-time Olympian in hammer throw (2012, 2008, 2004, 2000); Gold Medalist (2004); Bronze Medalist (2012)
    World Championships in Athletics Gold Medalist (2011); Silver Medalist (2001); Bronze Medalist (2003); 
    Asian Games Gold Medalist (2002, 1998); Silver Medalist (1994)
    Senior Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo Medical and Dental University

    Europe Representative

    Roxana Maracineanu 

    • Former Minister of Sport
    • Former international-level swimmer (backstroke)
    • Olympian Silver Medalist, 200m backstroke (2000)
    • Gold Medalist, 200m backstroke, World Aquatics Championships (1998)
    • Officer of the National Order of Merit (France)

    Oceania Representative

    Chris Bishop  
    Minister of Sport and Recreation
    New Zealand