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ISAF CEO Jerome Pels resigns

Published on October 23rd, 2014

Southampton, UK (October 23, 2014) – The International Sailing Federation has announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Jerome Pels (NED). After more than 17 years with the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Jerome has decided to pursue other professional challenges. Pels took over ISAF’s top position on January 1, 2008.

“After 17 years I believe I have accomplished most of which an individual can accomplish at any organization,” noted Pels. “I started in 1997 and leave having been for the last 6 years the highest ranking executive of ISAF. I have made countless friends, visited more places than I could ever have imagined and faced numerous challenges most of which I am pleased to say I was able to overcome. I leave behind a healthy organization and a great staff whom I will dearly miss. I am certain they will continue the outstanding performance which I have always counted on. I wish to thank in particular, my colleagues in the ISAF Secretariat, the Executive Committee who placed their confidence in me, and everyone whom I’ve been privileged to meet and deal with over the last 17 years. It is time for me to seek new professional challenges.”

Managing a complex organization like ISAF is not an easy task at the best of times. With 142 member national organizations, more than 100 ISAF classes, and a very professional and dedicated cadre of International Race Officials, ISAF is unique amongst international sports federations.

Source: ISAF media

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