Jean-Christophe Rolland

Fisa President 

Elected:   2014
Born:  3 July 1968
Nationality:  French
Profession:         Engineer   




  • Competed in three Olympic Games, Olympic gold medallist
  • 4th place at 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, bronze medal at 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and gold medal at 2000 Sydney Olympic Games
  • Five World Championship medals: two gold in 1993 (M4-) and 1997 (M2-), two silver in 1994 (M4-) and 1999 (M2-) and one bronze in 1995 (M2-)
  • 18 National Championship titles (FRA)


FISA - World Rowing

  • Athletes commission since 1994, Chair 2002-2011
  • FISA Council Member, Athletes representative since 2002
  • FISA Executive Committee member from 2004 to 2011
  • Elected President of FISA in September 2013, took office in July 2014


Olympic Games Sponsorship

  • After three Olympics as an athlete and two more as FISA Official, Rolland managed the partnership between EDF and the Organising Committee of London 2012.


  • Master’s degree, Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering – ESCPE Lyon (Ecole Superieure de Chimie Physique Electronique) 1991.


Professional Career

  • Recruited in 1993 by EDF Nuclear Division, one of the world’s leading electric utility companies
  • Ten years as an engineer in nuclear power plants
  • Deputy Director of local authorities market segment and then HR Director of a strategic regional unit
  • Management of the EDF partnership with London Olympic Games
  • International Department (Continental Europe Division)


  • French, English, some Italian