Peace and Sport appoints new CEO

Jean-Jérôme Perrin-Mortier has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Peace and Sport after the departure of former chief Laurent Dupont, who has taken a new position in Pairs.

Founded in 2007 by Modern Pentathlon Olympian Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport is an international independent association whose guiding principle is the use of sport as a tool for international peace.

For the last eight years, the ship had been steered by Laurent Dupont, but now there is a new captain at the helm. Jean-Jérôme Perrin-Mortier, until recently the COO of the organisation, has been given the role of CEO, effective from 1st February.

“It is an honour to be appointed CEO of Peace and Sport,” said Perrin-Mortier. “I would like to thank President and Founder of Peace and Sport Joël Bouzou as well as all the Board members for their trust. I take this opportunity to show my respect and gratitude to my predecessor, Laurent Dupont, with whom I have worked in a framework of mutual trust in recent years. I will fulfil my CEO mission by innovating and diversifying alliances involving the sport world, the peace world, political leaders, and the private sector in projects that aim at common good. Together, we will spread the peace-through-sport message as far afield as possible.”

His role will be to actively support Mr Bouzou in developing peace-through-sport initiatives and implementing them as part of the charity’s overall strategy. His background in the sports world makes him an ideal fit in the organisation, having been coach in South Africa, Togo, and Azerbaijan’s Canoeing and Kayaking teams in the Olympic Games in 2008, 2012, and 2016. He also headed up the training team of the World Champions Peschier Brothers from France, and the first Olympic medallist in the history of Togo, Benjamin Boukpeti.

“We are very pleased that Jean-Jérôme Perrin-Mortier has accepted the position of new CEO of Peace and Sport,” said Joël Bouzou. “Jean-Jérôme Perrin-Mortier has a broad, unique and extensive leadership experience, which we believe will be very valuable for Peace and Sport. We are confident that he will be a force in driving Peace and Sport’s strategy in a very exciting but also challenging time. I would also like to sincerely thank Laurent Dupont for his years of commitment and hard work. I wish him the best of luck for the future.”


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