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Gerardo Seeliger (ESP)

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Gerardo Seeliger
7 September 1947
English (fluent)
German (fluent)
French (fluent)


My goal is to add value and help ISAF, the Executive and Management in the 4 areas to which I can contribute based on experience, background and track record:

  • Olympic Classes for 2020 and beyond, based on IOCs " Universality and Excellence".
    How: working closely with relevant Committees, providing guidance, stimulating debates and providing information and insights from different stakeholders.
  • Future Emerging Nations Program, the financing and sustainability,
    How: Based on the experience of Perth and the 2012-2014 ENP, design and help implement future ENP including better, sustainable financing.
  • New sources of funds, TV and Sponsorship.
    How: Work closely with the different TV service providers, producers and distributers to reduce production cost, increase WW distribution and improve format and content
  • Governance of ISAF.
    How: Identify current issues, get outside advice, adopt Best Practices of IFs, IOC Principles of Good Governance in the Areas of Mission Statement, Structure, Processes, People, Stakeholders.

Sailing Career

Olympics in Finn 1972
Chairman CORC 1995
Several ISAF Committees, marketing and TV, International Classes Committee
Participated in over 20 World and European championships in different Olympic Classes
3 times Spanish Admirals Cup team
Raced 20 years in big boats, Bermuda Race, Won Giraglia , several Spanish Championships,
Crossed Atlantic on Schooner America

Sailing Administration

President Finn Class
President 49er Class
President 29er Class

Other Sports Administration

Governance at IOC

Roles Within ISAF

TV and marketing
CPOC, long time ago

Other Information

Professor at IE Business School on Master in Sports management

Nominating MNAs

ALG Federation Algerienne de Voile
AND Federacio Andorrana de Vela
AUS Yachting Australia
DEN Danish Sailing Association
ESP Real Federacion Espanola de Vela
GBR Royal Yachting Association
JPN Japan Sailing
NOR Norwegian Sailing Federation
PAK Pakistan Sailing Federation
POR Portuguese Sailing Federation
SIN Singapore Sailing Federation
SUD Sudan Sailing Federation
SWE Swedish Sailing Federation
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