Executive Committee

The 14-member Executive Committee is delegated by the 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 the WADA Statutes to the Board. Representatives of the Olympic Movement and of the Public Authorities are appointed by their respective constituency groups.

Mr. Witold Banka

  • Former Minister of Sport and Tourism, Poland (2015-2019)
  • Ambassador of Silesia
  • Former international-level sprinter (400 m, relay)
  • World Athletics Championships Bronze Medalist (2007)
  • European Athletics U23 Championships Gold Medalist (2005)
  •  Summer Universiade Gold Medalist (2007); Silver Medalist (2009)

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Ms. Yang Yang
Vice President

  • Three-time Olympian in Short Track Speed Skating (2006, 2002, 1998);
  • China’s first-ever Winter Olympic Games Gold Medalist (2x) (2002); Silver Medalist (2002, 1998); Bronze Medalist (2006)
  • Six-time overall World Champion (1997-2002)
  • Founder, Champion Foundation
  • Founder, Feiyang Skating Academy

Olympic Movement

Ms. Danka Bartekova
Vice Chair, IOC Athletes Commission
IOC Member

  • Three-time Olympian in shooting (skeet) (2016, 2012, 2008); Bronze Medalist (2012); qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • World Shooting Championships; Bronze Medalist (2014, 2010, 2006, 2005)
  • Shooting World Cup Final; Gold Medalist (2012); Silver Medalist (2011, 2006); Bronze Medalist (2010)
  • Shooting World Cup Gold Medalist (2014, 2012, 2009, 2006); Silver Medalist (2012, 2008); Bronze Medalist (2011, 2006)
  • Member, IOC Commission (Ethics; Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport; Olympic Channel Services S.L. (Spain))
  • Member of the Athletes Commission of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee
  • Ex Officio Executive Committee Member of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee

Mr. Ingmar De Vos
IOC Member
FEI President 

  • Council Member, ASOIF, GAISF
  • 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

Prof. Ugur Erdener
IOC Member
World Archery President

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

Mr. Jiri Kejval
IOC Member 
President, Czech Olympic Committee 
Czech Republic

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

Mr. 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, GAISF
  • Executive Board Member, Olympic Committee of Serbia

Public Authorities

Ms. Amira El Fadil
Commissioner for  Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development
African Union

  • Former Minister of Welfare and Social Security, Sudan (2010-2013)
  • Former Minister for Social Affairs, Khartoum State Government (2009-2010)

Mr. Dan Kersch
Minister of Sport
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy

Mr. Grant Robertson
Deputy Prime Minister
New Zealand

  • Minister for Sport and Recreation
  • Minister of Finance
  • Minister for Infrastructure
  • Minister for Racing

Mr. Ernesto Lucena Barrero
President, American Sports Council (CADE)

  • Former international-level Squash Player
  • Minister of Sport

Mr. Niwa Hideki
State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

  • Deputy Minister of the Cabinet Office


Ms. 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

Dr. 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