Ms Angelita Teo, a national from Singapore, will lead the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage from 1 October 2019, managing The Olympic Museum, the Olympic Studies Centre, International Programmes and Heritage.
Senior Director, Museums and Festivals with the National Heritage Board of Singapore since 2002, Ms Teo will succeed Mr Francis Gabet, who will continue in his role until 30 September 2019. She will be based in Lausanne and will report to the IOC Director General.
“I wish a warm welcome and every success to Ms Angelita Teo. Her operational and strategic competences in the areas of culture and heritage will be valuable to enable the Foundation to pursue its development and address its future challenges,” said IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper. “I would also like to thank Francis Gabet for the excellent work he has done over the last 16 years. This period has included the successful renovation of The Olympic Museum in 2013 and the development of the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage in line with the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020.”
Ms Teo has acquired extensive experience in museum management, especially at the National Museum of Singapore, where she has been Director for the last six years. She has also worked on the renovation of several galleries and initiated many innovative digital experiences. In addition, she has been responsible for organising three large festivals: the Singapore Heritage Festival, the Singapore Night Festival and Children’s Season.
The Olympic Museum was inaugurated on 23 June 1993 and is the embodiment of the universal values of sport: culture, sharing and education.
The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers, which is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of 3.4 million US dollars goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.
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