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Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN

Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN

Gerardo WERTHEIN
Entry in the IOC 2011
Country ARG (Argentina)
Born 03 December 1955
Education
Doctor in Veterinary Medicine

Career
CEO, Finca Flichman (Winery) (1984-1986); Director of Finance, Banco Mercantil Argentino (commercial and retail bank) (1986-1993); from 1994-2009: CEO, Holding Caja de Ahorro y Seguro (largest insurance group in Argentina); Chairman, Caja de Seguros (largest property and casualty insurance company in Argentina); Chairman, Caja de Seguros de Vida (largest life insurance company in Argentina); Chairman, La Caja ART (workers compensation insurance company); Chairman, Instituto del Seguro de Misiones (insurance); Chairman, Caja de Seguros de Retiro (annuities company); Chairman, Banco Caja de Ahorro (commercial and retail bank); CEO of Los W S.A. (investment company); Board Member of Gregorio, Numo y Noel Werthein S.A. (agribusiness); Vice-Chairman of Telecom Argentina; Chairman, WAI de Argentina SL (investment company); Board member of Telecom Personal (leading cellular phone company); Chairman of BSI – Werthein (investment house, Lugano, Switzerland)


Sports practised
Equestrian

Sports career
Has participated for around 18 years in equestrian show jumping and has won prizes in several international competitions

Sports administration
President of the Argentinean Equestrian Federation; President of the Organising Committee of the CSIO-W Haras El Capricho; Chairman, Haras El Capricho; President of the Organising Committee for the American Jumping Championship, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1997); Chef d’Equipe at the Olympic Games, Sydney 2000; Chef de Mission at the WEG (Equestrian World Games), Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (2002); Chef d’Equipe at the Pan-American Games, Santo Domingo (2003); Chef d’Equipe at the Olympic Games, Athens 2004; Organiser, ODESUR Games (equestrian), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006); Chef de Mission WEG Aachen, Germany (2006); Chef de Mission at the Olympic Games, Beijing 2008; Member of the FEI Steering Committee (2009); President of the Organising Committee for the General Assembly of the FEI, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2008); Board member of the Argentine Olympic Committee (2004-2009); President of the Argentine Olympic Committee (2009-); FEI Strategic Adviser (2011-)