July 22 – Global sports integrity body SIGA has re-elected Franco Frattini as its chair for a second four-year term.
Frattini is Vice President of the Italian Council of State and an Italian magistrate. He was first elected as SIGA chair in 2017. A leader in the fight against organised crime in Italy, he has become a leading diplomatic and legal influence in the country and increasingly in sport integrity.
“The Covid-19 crisis influenced the first term, but SIGA resisted and has always been able to follow its mission, flagging corruption and improving the awareness-raising for Integrity in Sports. Diversity and inclusion are the keywords for the following term, as SIGA will build on the role of women in sport, on the opportunity to invest in the younger generations, and avoid leaving behind those who have disabilities.”
Mohammed Hanzab, founder and Chairman of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICCS), and Densign White, CEO of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), were also re-elected. Alison Giordano, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing & Sponsorships at Mastercard International was also elected for the first time. They will serve as vice-chairs representing Civil Society, Sport and Global Business, respectively.
Eddie Marshbaum, Director of Sports Integrity at Quest (reelection) and João Paulo Almeida, Director General of the National Olympic Committee of Portugal (COP) were also elected to the SIGA Council.
The 2021-2025 Council will include, ex officio, the SIGA Global CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, and ad interim Chair of the SIGA Youth Council, Taylor Green. Finally, the SIGA Champion and member of the SIGA Standing Committee on Gender, Race, Inclusion and Diversity (GRID), Karin Korb was coopted.
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