Chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent FIFA Ethics Committee
“Ethics and morals are the basics of life. Playing sports just to make profit destroys the principles of fair play. We must ensure that rules are applied in sports.”
Joachim Eckert studied law in Munich and has worked in the field of justice for 40 years in Bavaria, Germany. Having been prosecutor and senior prosecutor for most of his life, he has been involved in investigating economic and financial crimes, cases of money laundering, tax-fraud, corruption and organized crime.
He is an expert for the European Union in reviewing different laws particularly in southeastern Europe, especially Bulgaria and Serbia. For more than 10 years he has been presiding as Judge of the Penal Court No. 1 in Munich handling big corruption cases and economic crime.
Since 2012 he is the Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the FIFA.