Jean-Loup Chappelet

Professor of Public Management, IDHEAP

Jean-Loup is a full professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) of the University of Lausanne. He was IDHEAP Dean from 2003 to 2011. He previously held management positions at the International Olympic Committee and in one of the big-four international accounting-firm. In 1995, at IDHEAP, he launched the first sport management course in Switzerland which is still held every autumn. For 12 years (1999-2011) he was the director of the MEMOS programme, a master programme run by 11 universities for Olympic Solidarity. In 2000, Prof. Chappelet founded the Académie internationale des scienceset techniques du sport (AiSTS) with colleagues from the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). He is the General Secretary of the International Coubertin Committee and a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)’s social science working group and a former member of its Education Committee. He authored many scientific articles and several books in several languages (in English, French,Japanese, Korean and Russian) on sport management and the Olympic phenomenon, aswell as on public management and information systems organization. His latest book (2016) was published under the title: The Olympic Games, rekindling the flame, in French and English (soon in Korean). He has attended most Olympic (Summer) Games and Olympic Winter Games since 1972,as well as the first Youth Olympic Games.Prof. Chappelet currently coordinates the Certificate in Football Management, a blended learning programme for UEFA (Union of European Football Associations).