Governance

The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), as a foundation is governed by two committees to which it reports to and by which it is controlled. The committees ensure AISTS’ activity is in line with its mission and representative of the founding members’ visions. The committees are the AISTS Foundation Council and the AISTS Executive Committee. In addition, AISTS relies on the Scientific Committee for its education programes and on an Advisory Group of Experts for the development of its strategic projects.

AISTS Foundation Council

Role and competencies

The Foundation Council is the supreme organ in the AISTS governance. Its role is to take decisions related to the promotion and implementation of AISTS’ mission and to oversee its financial and administrative management.

Among its competencies, the Foundation Council can set up internal rules which define and manage the foundations’ activities and management, decide over the attribution of the directorship or represent the foundation to third parties.

The AISTS Foundation Council is made of 17 members. These are mandated by each of the founding members to represent them. The Foundation Council elects a President and a Cie President and meets at least twice a year.

President of the Foundation Council

Prof. Edgar Philippin, University of Lausanne; attorney-at-law, Kellerhals Carrard

Vice President of the Foundation Council

Rigas Hadzilacos, EPFL Extension School.

Members

  • David Atienza, Professor, Scientific Director at Embedded Systems Laboratory, EPFL
  • Jacques de Werra, Professor, University of Geneva
  • Cosima Deluermoz, Head of International Sport Relations at SEPS, Canton of Vaud
  • Ines Blal, Executive Dean, EHL
  • Jean-François Manzoni, President, IMD
  • Fabien Ohl, Director of the Institute of Sports Sciences (ISSUL), University of Lausanne
  • Daniel Oyon, Professor, University of Lausanne
  • Myriam Pasche, Director of Sport and Social Cohesion, Municipality of Lausanne
  • Nuria Puig, Manager of External Relations and Academic Programmes, The Olympic Studies Centre, Musee Olympic, IOC
  • Jérôme Rossier, Professor, Vice-rector, University of Lausanne
  • Marie Sallois-Dembreville, Director of Corporate Development, Brand and Sustainability, IOC
  • Achim Schmitt, Executive Dean, EHL
  • Jean-Luc Veuthey, Professor, University of Geneva
  • Cedric VdB, Executive Director, AISTS

AISTS Executive Committee

  • Edgard Philippin, AISTS President, Lawyer, Kellerhals Carrard, Professor, University of Lausanne
  • Jacques de Werra, AISTS Vice-president, Professor, University of Geneva
  • Achim Schmitt, Executive Dean, EHL
  • Rigas Hadzilacos, Director, EPFL Extension School.
  • Nuria Puig, Manager of External Relations and Academic Programmes, The Olympic Studies Centre, Musee Olympic, IOC
  • Cedric VdB, Executive Director, AISTS

AISTS Executive Director

Cedric VdB is the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation and is a member of the Executive Committee and member of the Foundation Council. He succeeded Dr. Claude Stricker, who served as the Executive Director between 2002 and 2023.

AISTS MAS in Sport Management and Technology Scientific Committee

The Master Degree in Sport Management Scientific Committee is made up of sports specialists and highly recognized professors from the AISTS’ University partners. They are responsible for the scientific content of the MAS in Sport Management.

Chairman of the MAS in Sport Management Scientific Committee

Prof. Daniel Oyon, HEC Business School, University of Lausanne

Members of the MAS in Sport Management Scientific Committee

  • Prof. David Atienza Alonso, EPFL
  • Prof. Jacques de Werra, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Emmanuel Bayle, Social Sciences & Politics Faculty, University of Lausanne
  • Dr. Pierre-Etienne Bourban, Laboratory of Composite and Polymer Technology, EPFL
  • Prof. Giovanni-Battista Derchi, EHL
  • Dr. MED. Boris Gojanovic, University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Landrove, Law School, University of Geneva, University of Lausanne
  • Cedric VdB, Executive Director, AISTS