IOC appoints Head of Executive Office

Lausanne, Oct 18, 2013: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has appointed Jochen Färber as Head of his Executive Office.

A journalist by training and a communication and marketing expert, Färber has a long and extensive experience in the world of sport both from the media and management sides.

Färber is currently Managing Director of the Olympic Training centre for fencing in Germany and head of the centre’s marketing arm.

He was involved in the organisation of four Olympic Games, four Paralympic Games and more than 20 Fencing World Championships, and was head of broadcasting at the International Fencing Federation. He also founded and ran his own PR and communications agency for over ten years, and was responsible for the communication of the Munich 2018 bid.

A German national, Mr Färber, 46, speaks German, English and French. He takes up his post on 1 December. —- IOC

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