The International Motorcycling Federation has appointed Stéphane Desprez the successor to retiring Chief Executive Officer Guy Maitre.
Desprez will join the FIM in October as deputy CEO before becoming CEO after Maitre’s planned retirement in early January 2012.
The 54-year-old Desprez joins the FIM after nearly two years as secretary general of the FAI, the World Air Sports Federation. Before joining the FAI, Desprez was the the director of competition for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Born in Nancy, France, Desprez has a Master of Engineering degree from ENSAM Paris and an MBA Strategy & Finance from Purdue University.
“I am honored to have been appointed to succeed to Guy, and to have the opportunity to participate to the implementation of the 2020 FIM Vision and Strategic Framework,” says Desprez. “I ride my motorcycle every day since 1988, so I am really eager to join the FIM family and to contribute to its expansion and development, along with the FIM Board of Directors and the FIM Administration.”
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