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, approximately one-third (13/38) of the Board is made up of active or former international-level athletes.]

Independent President and Vice-President

  • Mr. Witold Bańka

  • Yang_Yang

    Ms. Yang Yang


Olympic Movement

AIOWF Representative

Mr. Jan Dijkema
Honorary President, ISU

The Netherlands

  • Former Deputy Commissioner of the Dutch Queen (Province of Overijssel) (1988-1994)
  • Former advisor to the Dutch Minister of State of Economic Affairs (2001-2004)
  • Companion of the Order of the Dutch Lion

Olympic Movement - ANOC Representatives

Mr. Andrzej Krasnicki
President, Polish National Olympic Committee

  • 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


  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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. 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

Mr. David Lappartient

IOC Member

UCI President


  • 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


  • 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

GAISF Representative

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

IOC Athletes' Commission Representatives

Mr. Humphrey Kayange Emonyi

IOC Athletes' Commission Member

IOC Member


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

Dr. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen

IOC Athletes' Commission Member

IOC Member


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)

IOC Representatives

Prof. Ugur Erdener

IOC Member

World Archery President


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

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)

Mr. Jiri Kejval

IOC Member

President, Czech Olympic Committee 

Czech Republic

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

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

IPC Representative

Ms. Miki Matheson

Member, IPC Governing Board


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

Public Authorities

Africa Representatives

Mr. Roberto Tinoka

Minister of Youth and Sports


Mr. Ashraf Sobhy

Minister of Youth and Sports


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

Mr. Mustapha Ussif

Minister for Youth and Sports


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)

Ms Pascale St-Onge

Minister of Sport


Mr. Diego Galeano Harrison

President, South American Sport Council (CONSUDE)


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

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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


  • 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. Ide Yosei

State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology


Council of Europe Representatives

Mr. Bjørn Berge

Deputy Secretary General, Council of Europe


Mr. Mehmet Kasapoğlu

Minister of Youth and Sports

Republic of Turkey

Member States of the European Union Representatives 

Mr. Ádám Schmidt

Minister of State for Sport


Ms Anna Krupka

Secretary of State, Ministry of Sport

Republic of Poland

Mr. Anders Ygeman

Minister for Integration and Migration with responsibility for sport


Oceania Representatives

Ms. Anika Wells

Minister for Sport


Mr. Grant Robertson

Deputy Prime Minister

New Zealand

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