IFSC Hires Its First General Director

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Photo: IFSC
Photo: IFSC

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) announced this month the hiring of Piero Rebaudengo as the organization’s first General Director. The announcement on the IFSC website acknowledged the creation of the new position comes “with the IFSC in the midst of a period of rapid growth” and less than one year from sport climbing’s debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

A former professional volleyball player, Rebaudengo previously worked for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in Lausanne, Switzerland—also home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)—and has been involved in four Olympic Games. As an athlete, he won a bronze medal in volleyball at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and he later worked as Paralympic Director at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and FIVB Technical Delegate at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in Beijing and London.

A related news on the IFSC website identified Rebaudengo’s role to be “guiding the IFSC as it continues to grow,” and an image of the IFSC structure implies the General Director will oversee all departments of the IFSC and report to the IFSC Executive Board.