Prof. Dr. Jean-Loup Chappelet
Professor of public management at IDHEAP in Lausanne.

Since 1993, Jean-Loup Chappelet has been a professor of public management at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP - Institut de Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique) associated to the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Born in Morocco in 1953, he obtained a PhD from the University of Montpellier, France, and a MSc from Cornell University, New York, where he held teaching and research positions. In the 1980s, he worked for five years as head of a department within the International Olympic Committee administration. He joined IDHEAP after six years of management consulting in a 'big four' firm.

Jean-Loup Chappelet specialises in sport management and sport policy with a particular emphasis on the Olympic Games. He has attended most Olympic Summer and Winter Games since those in Munich in 1972 in various capacities. He was the volunteer technical director of the candidatures of Sion, Switzerland, for the 2002 and 2006 Winter Games. He is currently the director of the MEMOS (Master Européen en Management des Organisations Sportives - European Masters in Sports Organisation Management) programme supported by the European Olympic Committees, Olympic Solidarity and the European Union. He leads the SOMIT (Sports Organisation Management Interactive Teaching & Learning) R&D project of the Swiss Virtual Campus. He is a board member of the Foundation for Sport, Science and Society (FS3) and of the International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), both based in Lausanne. He has authored several books and scientific articles on the Olympic phenomenon and is presently completing a book on the governance of international sport, to be published in 2003.