ZURICH, Switzerland, January 11, 2022 / APO Group / –
Carrard led the IOC administration for 14 years and played a key role in reshaping and reforming the organization during his tenure, which spanned from 1989 to 2003.
Following his work at the IOC, he headed FIFA’s independent reform committee and served as chair of the Reform Task Force, which also sat down with FIFA president Gianni Infantino, before being elected president the following year. .
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of François Carrard,” President Infantino said Monday. “Mr. Carrard was a man of the utmost integrity and a unique ability to come together, no matter how difficult the circumstances.”
During a legal career that spanned more than four decades, Mr. Carrard earned a reputation as one of the most respected sports administrators in Switzerland. This led to his appointment as chair of the FIFA Reform Task Force in 2015.
President Infantino continued: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay my respects and send my condolences to his family, friends and all those close to him.”
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