Effective July 2016, Olivier Niggli assumed the role of Director General.
Olivier possesses extensive international experience in the anti-doping industry; particularly, in the areas of legal, finance and governance. He started his legal career with Carrard & Associés in Lausanne (Switzerland), where WADA was his client.
In 2002, Oliver first joined WADA as the Agency’s Legal Director to which he added the title of Finance Director in 2004. In 2011, Olivier returned to Carrard & Associés as partner, where his practice focused on sport, arbitration and
commercial law. In 2014, Olivier returned to WADA as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of WADA.
Olivier holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics (England) and a Master of Business Administration from McGill University, in Montreal (Canada).
Pâquerette Girard Zappelli has been the IOC Ethics and Compliance Officer since September 2002. She is in charge of updating the IOC Code of Ethics, as well as implementing provisions, including the rules regarding manipulation of competition at the Olympic Games. Pâquerette also investigates and submits the cases related to possible breach of ethical principles to the IOC Ethics Commission with a view to recommend sanctions to the IOC Executive Board.
She supports the Olympic Movement regarding the fight against attempts to harm the integrity of sport and the prevention of risks of corruption through the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS). Finally, she also leads the IOC Compliance, Risk and Internal Control Unit. Furthermore, Pâquerette was a judge in France from 1983 to 2002. She was also President of the International Association of Judges (IAJ) from September 1998 to October 2000 and President of the European Association of Judges (EAJ) in September 1994, a mandate which was renewed in September 1996. She has written a number of publications in the field of French law and the international judiciary.
Paulina Modlitba holds a degree in media technology from both KTH and MIT Media Lab and has many years of experience working with communication, marketing and PR in companies like Bonnier AB, Stardoll, Nokia, SVT and Toca Boca. She is also a sought after thought leader, moderator and workshop facilitator. Today, Paulina runs her own consulting business, focusing on helping companies increase their digital skills and future readiness.
In 2021 and 2022, Paulina made her first investments in EdTech startup Aline, femtech startup Ovulai and SSES Venture Fund. In 2018, Paulina was awarded "Alum of the Year" at KTH.
Paulina is also a member of the board of UN Women Sweden.