Foundation Board

WADA’s 38-member Foundation Board is our highest decision-making body. It is composed equally of representatives from the Olympic Movement and Public Authorities. Members are appointed by their respective constituency groups.

[Currently, over one-third (14/38) of the Board is made up of active or former international-level athletes.]

Independent President and Vice-President

  • Mr. Witold Bańka

    President
  • Yang_Yang

    Ms. Yang Yang

    Vice-President

Olympic Movement

(In alphabetical order by organization and by surname where there is more than one member per organization)

AIOWF Representative

Mr. Olle Dahlin
IBU President

Sweden

  • Council Member, AIOWF
  • Member, IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission
  • Executive Board Member, Swedish National Olympic Committee
  • Honorary President, Swedish Biathlon Federation

ANOC Representatives

Mr. Andrzej Krasnicki
President, Polish National Olympic Committee
Poland

  • Member, ANOC Executive Council
  • Former member of Polish Junior and Youth National Team in handball
  • President, Polish Handball Federation  
  • Executive Committee Member, European Olympic Committees
  • Member, IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission
  • Honorary Member, International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities
  • Former President, Polish Sports Confederation (2003-2005)
  • Recipient, Knight’s Cross and Commander’s Cross, Order of Polonia Restituta; Patron, Polish Ecology and Polish Sport

Mr. Santiago Lange
Athletes' Commission Member, Argentina National Olympic Committee

Argentina

  • Former international-level sailor (Snipe and Tornado)
  • Seven-time Olympian (20202, 2016, 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1988); Gold Medalist, Nacra 17 (2016); Bronze Medalist, Tornado (2008, 2004)
  • Four-time Wild Champion (Snipe 1995, 1993, 1985) (Tornado 2004)

Mr. Zlatko Matesa
President, Croatian Olympic Committee 
Croatia 

  • Former Prime Minister of Croatia (1995-2000)
  • Executive Committee Member, European Olympic Committees
  • Vice Dean, Zagreb School of Economics and Management

Prof. Fabio Pigozzi
President, International Federation of Sports Medicine
Italy

  • Professor of Internal Medicine and Deputy Rector, University of Rome 'Foro Italico'
  • Member, National Council of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI)
  • Member, Medical Commissions (ANOC; World Olympians Association (WOA); European Olympic Committees (EOC))
  • Executive Board Member, European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA)
  • Scientific Director, FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Rome

ASOIF Representatives

Mr. David Lappartient
IOC Member
UCI President
France

  • President, Foundation Board and Executive Committee of the UCI World Cycling Centre
  • Former President, Professional Cycling Council (2013-2017); European Cycling Union (2013-2017); Fédération Française de Cyclisme (2009-2017)

Mr. Jean-Christophe Rolland
IOC Member
World Rowing President
France

  • Three-time Olympian in rowing (2000, 1996, 1992); Gold Medalist (2000); Bronze Medalist (1996)
  • World Rowing Championships Gold Medalist (1997, 1993); Silver Medalist (1999, 1994); Bronze Medalist (1995)
  • Member of IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission

Ms. Petra Sörling
ITTF President
Sweden

o    World Veteran Table Tennis Championships Gold Medalist (2018)
o    Executive Board Member, Swedish National Olympic Committee
o    Board Member, International Masters Games Association
o    Member, IOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission
o    President, Swedish Table Tennis Association

GAISF Representative

(Organization name TBC)

Ms. Heike Groesswang
IBSF Secretary General
Germany

  • Ex Officio Member, IOC Coordination Commission for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026

IOC Representatives

Ms. Dagmawit Girmay Berhane
IOC Member
Ethiopia

  • Board Member, Ethiopian National Olympic Committee
  • Executive Council Member and Chair of Finance and Audit Commission, ANOC
  • Member, IOC Commissions (Coordination for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024; Coordination of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad Brisbane 2031; Finance; Audit; Members Election; Advisory Committee on Human Rights)

Ms Filomena Fortes
IOC Member
President, Cabo Verde National Olympic Committee
Cabo Verde

  • Member, IOC Commissions (Sport and Active Society and Olympic Education; Coordination of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028)

Ms. Lydia Nsekara
IOC Member
President, Burundi National Olympic Committee
Burundi

  • Chair, IOC Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission
  • Member, IOC Commissions (Digital Engagement and Marketing Communications; Coordination for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028)
  • Deputy Chairwoman, FIFA Development Committee
  • Honorary Member, Burundi Football Federation
  • Former FIFA Council Member

Mrs. Baklai Temengil
IOC Member
Vice President, Oceania National Olympic Committees
Republic of Palau

  • Former international-level canoeist
  • Secretary General, Palau National Olympic Committee
  • Minister of Community and Cultural Affairs, Republic of Palau

IOC Athletes' Commission Representatives

Mr. Abhinav Bindra
IOC Athletes’ Commission Member
India

  • Five-time Olympian in shooting (10m air rifle) (2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000); Gold Medalist (2008)
  • World Shooting Championships Gold Medalist (2006)
  • Commonwealth Games Multi Medalist: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze 
  • Asian Games Multi Medalist: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
  • Member, IOC Commissions (Olympic Education; IOC Members Election)

Dr Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen
IOC Athletes' Commission Member
IOC Member
Norway

  • Three-time Olympian in cross-country skiing (2018, 2014, 2010); Gold Medalist 4x5 km relay (2018)
  • World Ski Championships Gold Medalist (2017, 2015, 2007); Silver Medalist (2019, 2015); Bronze Medalist (2x) (2017, 2007) (1x) (2011)
  • Chair of Athletes' Commission of Norway;
  • Member of the Board of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports (NIF)
  • Member of the Athletes Whereabouts Commission, Anti-Doping Norway

Ms Emma Terho
Chair of the IOC Athletes' Commission
IOC Member
Finland

  • Five-time Olympian in ice hockey (2014, 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998); Bronze Medalist (2010, 1998)
  • Ice Hockey World Championships Bronze Medalist (2009, 2008, 2004, 2000)
  • Member, IOC Commissions (Coordination for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022; Olympic Programme; Legal)
  • Vice Chair of the Athletes' Commission, National Olympic Committee of Finland
  • Member of the Board, Finnish Advisory Board of Ethics
  • Member of the Women’s Committee, International Ice Hockey Federation

Ms Hong Zhang
IOC Athletes' Commission Member
IOC Member
China

  • Olympic Gold Medalist in speed skating (2014);
  • World Sprint Speed Skating Championships Gold Medalist (2014); Bronze Medalist (2016);
  • Executive Board Member, Chinese Olympic Committee
  • Member, IOC Commissions (IOC Coordination Commission for the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024 [Chair]; Athletes’ Entourage; Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games)

IPC Representative

Ms. Miki Matheson
Member, IPC Governing Board
Japan

  • Paralympian in ice sledge speed racing (1998); Gold Medalist (3x); Silver Medalist (1x)

Athlete Council

Two representatives from the WADA Athlete Council to be announced March/April 2023

Public Authorities

(In alphabetical order by region and by surname where there is more than one member per region)

Africa Representatives

Mr. Ashraf Sobhy
Minister of Youth and Sports
Egypt

  • Former international-level karateka
  • President, Executive Office of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers Council

Mr. Roberto Tinoka
Minister of Youth and Sports
Madagascar

Mr. Mustapha Ussif
Minister for Youth and Sports
Ghana

The Americas Representatives

Mr. Luis Denis Arce
President, Central American and Caribbean Council of Sport (CONCECADE)
Republic of Panama

  • Vice Minister, Panama Institute of Sports (PANDEPORTES)

Mr. Diego Galeano Harrison
President, South American Sport Council (CONSUDE)
Paraguay

  • Former national-level tennis player
  • Youth Olympian in Boys’ Singles Tennis (2010)
  • Minister of National Secretariat of Sports of Paraguay

Ms Pascale St-Onge
Minister of Sport
Canada

    Ms. Maria Isabel Urrutia Ocoro
    President, Americas Sports Council (CADE)
    Colombia

    • Minister of Sport, Colombia

    Asia Representatives

    Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al Konbaz
    Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee President
    Saudi Arabia

    • Former Member, Medical and Anti-Doping Committee of Olympic Council of Asia
    • Former President and Member of the GCC Yemen RADO
    • Former Chairman of the Conference of Parties of UNESCO Convention Against Doping in Sport
    • Former Deputy Minister of Health, Saudi Arabia
    • IOC award recipient for contributions to anti-doping in Arab countries

    Mr. Yongman Cho
    2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
    Republic of Korea

    • Former Secretary General, Korea Sports and Olympic Committee

    Mr. Yingchuan Li
    Vice Minister
    China

    • Vice Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China (2017- )
    • Former Assistant Minister of the General Administration of Sport of China (2015-2017)
    • Former Director General of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports (2010-2015)
    • Former President of Capital University of Physical Education and Sports (2006-2010)

    Mr. Yosei Ide
    State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
    Japan

    Council of Europe Representatives

    Mr. Bjørn Berge
    Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe
    Norway

    Mr. Mehmet Kasapoğlu
    Minister of Youth and Sports
    Republic of Turkey

    Member States of the European Union Representatives 

    Ms Anna Krupka
    Secretary of State, Ministry of Sport
    Republic of Poland

    Mr. Ádám Schmidt
    Minister of State for Sport
    Hungary

    Mr. Anders Ygeman
    Former Minister responsible for Sport
    Sweden

    Oceania Representatives

    Mr. Seuula Ioane
    Minister of Education, Sports and Culture
    Samoa

    Mr. Grant Robertson
    Deputy Prime Minister
    New Zealand

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

    National Anti-Doping Organizations

    Two representatives from the WADA National Anti-Doping Organization Expert Advisory Group to be announced March/April 2023