Denis Oswald

Honorary Fisa President (since 2014)

Born:  9 May 1947
Nationality:  Swiss
Profession:         Attorney at Law    

 

Profile

Rowing

  • Competed in three Olympic Games
  • Bronze medal at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games & two Olympic diplomas (Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976)
  • Finished 4th at the 1974 World Rowing Championships and 6th at the 1969 European Rowing Championships

 

FISA - World Rowing

  • Secretary General of FISA (1978 - 1989)
  • President of FISA (1989-2014)

 

International Olympic Committee (IOC)

  • Member of the IOC since 1991
  • Member of the IOC Executive Board (2000 - 2012)
  • Chairman of the Coordination Commissions for Athens 2004 and London 2012 Olympic Games
  • Member of the IOC Juridical Commission since 1993
  • Member of the IOC Medical Commission since 1995
  • IOC 2000 Reform Commission

 

Court of Arbitration

  • CAS Arbitrator since 1984

 

ASOIF

  • President of ASOIF (2000-2012)

 

SportAccord

  • Member of the board of SportAccord since 2001

 

World Masters Games

  • Member of the board of the World Masters Games since 1993

 

Education

  • Law degree and doctorate (Neuchatel, Zurich and Cambridge)

 

Legal Career

  • Founder of Oswald Law firm in 1973
  • President of the Bar (Neuchâtel, 1990-1993)

 

University Career

  • Professor at the University of Neuchâtel since 2001
  • Professor in the International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport since 2000
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne)
  • Visiting Professor at the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne

 

International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES)

  • Director of the CIES since 2000

 

Languages

  • French, English and German
  • Spanish and Italian (good knowledge)