Effective 3 October 2016, Günter Younger assumed the role of Director, Intelligence and Investigations. He is located at WADA’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Prior to joining WADA, Gunter held a variety of positions within the German police force over his 30 year career. During that time, he focused his efforts on international investigations; specifically, drug trafficking and organized crime. In 2005, he served as Deputy Head of the Organized Crime Division with the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt (BLKA), later joining the Analysis team of Europol in 2006. In 2008, he was assigned to Interpol’s drug unit, where he took over the responsibility of the Drugs and Criminal Intelligence Unit; and, the newly created Anti-Doping function. He most recently was the Head of Bavaria’s Cybercrime Division.
Günter is no stranger to anti-doping as, in 2015, he was a member of WADA’s Independent Pound Commission that investigated allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics, Günter graduated from Police training in 1988. He has a diploma in Public Administration from the Police Division of the College of Public Administration; and, a Master of Arts equivalent degree in Public Administration and Police Management from the National Police Staff College in Münster.