More than 630 people work in the IOC administration at our headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland). All of our team members come from different backgrounds, and have brought their own motivations and diverse experiences to the IOC. They are the ones who make our offices such a great place to work, and help to develop the Olympic Movement every day with their enthusiasm and their commitment to the missions of the IOC. Get to know our employees – your future colleagues and managers – by reading about their experiences below.
HEAD OF BRAND MANAGEMENT, MAY Guerraoui ON THE BRAND MANAGER POSITION
Strengthening the links between sport, culture and education is a fascinating mission. The cultural programmes and synergies that we develop during the Olympic Games, but also beyond the Games, enable us to help bring the Olympic values to life and present them to the world.
One of the greatest things about working at the IOC is the people you meet along the way. Being surrounded by passionate individuals is more than just a career opportunity, it is a truly inspiring experience.
I decided to work for the IOC as I had always wanted to work for a large international organisation alongside dedicated people. Through being in contact with 206 NOCs across the world, that is exactly what I found here: a multicultural world, passionate about sport, with new challenges for each edition of the Olympic Games.
As an Olympian, it is really meaningful for me to work at the IOC. We have so many knowledgeable people in the house, and it is truly a privilege to be part of this incredible group of people. On top of this, it is inspiring to come to the office, when your mission is to support athletes globally with their sporting and non-sporting careers.
I have been employed at the IOC since 2003, and have worked on the Youth Olympic Games since 2007. It is an exciting project as it is aimed at young people and promotes Olympism as a philosophy of life, of education through sport.
The Olympics are a magic place, and I do not know any other organisation where getting the feeling of goose-bumps is part of the job. In addition, working in a multi-cultural environment is a truly enriching experience.