Foundation Board

WADA’s 42-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. Following the May 2022 governance reforms, the Foundation Board membership was increased to 42 members to reflect the addition of two representatives from the WADA Athlete Council and two representatives from the WADA NADO Expert Advisory Group.

[Currently, over one-third (18/42) 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

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

AIOWF Representative

Mr. Olle Dahlin
IBU President


  • 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
Republic of 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


  • 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. 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

Ms. Petra Sörling
ITTF President

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

    IOC Representatives

    Ms. Dagmawit Girmay Berhane
    IOC Member

    • 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. Heike Groesswang

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

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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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)

    IPC Representative

    Ms. Miki Matheson
    Member, IPC Governing Board

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

    WADA Athlete Council

    (In alphabetical order by surname)

    Dr. Patrick O’Leary

    • Two-time Paralympian in paracanoe (Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games)
    • Winner of the European championship in the Va’a VL3 event in 2021
    • PhD in Organic Chemistry and lecturer for 18 years in the National University of Ireland Galway
    • Registrar of the National University of Ireland

    Mr. Yuhan Tan

    • Two-time Olympian in badminton (London 2012 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games)
    • Medical Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery and sports medicine
    • Former Chair of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes’ Commission and BWF Council member
    • Former Chair of the Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC) Athletes’ Commission and BOIC board member

    Public Authorities

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

    Africa Representatives

    Mr. André Haja Resampa
    Minister of Youth and Sports

    • Former Secretary General of the Presidency of the Transition of Madagascar
    • Former President of the Malagasy Federation of Dance 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. Olivia Grange
      Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports

      Mr. Jaime Pizarro Herrera
      President, South American Sport Council (CONSUDE)

      • Former national-level football player
      • Minister of Sports

      Ms. Carla Qualtrough
      Minister of Sport and Physical Activity

      • Paralympian Bronze Medalist in swimming (Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games and Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games)
      • Bronze and Silver Medalist (1990 World Para Swimming Championships)

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

      Ms. Mi-ran Jang
      2nd Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism
      Republic of Korea

      • Three-time Olympian in weightlifting (2012, 2008, 2004); Gold Medalist (2008); Silver Medalist (2004); Bronze Medalist (2012)
      • World Weightlifting Championships Gold Medalist (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005); Bronze Medalist (2010)
      • Asian Games Gold Medalist (2010); Silver Medalist (2006, 2002)

      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)

      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. Lefteris Avgenakis
      Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport

      Mr. Kamil Bortniczuk
      Minister of Sport and Tourism 
      Republic of Poland

      Mr. Ádám Schmidt
      Minister of State for Sport

      Oceania Representatives

      Mr. Grant Robertson
      Minister for Sport and Recreation
      New Zealand

      • Minister of Finance
      • Minister for Cyclone Recovery
      • Leader of the House

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

        WADA National Anti-Doping Organization Expert Advisory Group

        Mr. Michael Cepic

        • Vice-Chair of the WADA NADO EAG
        • CEO of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Austria (NADA Austria)
        • Chairman of the Board of the Central European Anti-Doping Organization (CEADO)

        Mr. Kum-pyoung Kim
        Republic of Korea

        • Chair of the WADA NADO EAG
        • Secretary General of the Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA)