Professor of Public Management at IDHEAP, Université de Lausanne

“Sport governing bodies should promote and develop sport. But sport has changed a lot since they were founded a century ago or so. They should promote, develop and defend SAFE (Sustainable, Addiction-free, Fair, Ethical) Sport.”

Jean-Loup Chappelet, PhD, is a full professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) of the University of Lausanne. He was IDHEAP Dean from 2003 to 2011. He previously held managing positions at the International Olympic Committee and in a “big-four” firm.

In 1995, at IDHEAP, he launched the first sports’ management course in Switzerland which is still held every autumn. For twelve years (1999-2011) he was the director of the MEMOS programme, a master programme run by eleven universities for Olympic Solidarity.

He founded in 2000 the Académie internationale des sciences et techniques du sport (AiSTS) with colleagues from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He is the General Secretary of the International Coubertin Committee and a member of the Education Commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

He has written many scientific articles and several books (including in Japanese, Korean and Russian) on sports’ management and the Olympic phenomena, as well as on public management and information systems organization.