- 29 Mar 2011
- IOC News
IOC Director General Urs Lacotte steps down
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the resignation of Director General Urs Lacotte due to health reasons.
The 57-year-old Swiss national will officially step down from his post effective 31 March 2011. Mr Lacotte will continue to serve the IOC administration as Assignments Adviser.
“Urs Lacotte has performed his functions with competence, integrity and loyalty, and the IOC looks forward to benefiting from his commitment and experience in the future,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge.
Mr Lacotte joined the IOC on 3 November 2003 as part of an administration-wide restructuring initiated by President Rogge. Mr Lacotte managed all operational functions of the IOC administration, including those of The Olympic Museum and IOC-owned or party owned companies.
Prior to the IOC, Mr Lacotte worked for the Swiss Sports Association (now the Swiss Olympic Association), Electrowatt Engineering (based in Asia) and the General Staff of the Swiss Ministry of Defence.
His academic background is in the field of sport, sports management and geography. He earned an MBA from the University of St Gallen (SUI) and degrees from the Universities of Bern (SUI) and Bayreuth (GER).
The IOC thanks Urs Lacotte for his years of service and extends its best wishes for his health.