Francesco Ricci Bitti - Host City speaker

Francesco Ricci Bitti

Position: President, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)

Francesco Ricci Bitti is President of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Tokyo 2020, member of the IOC Coordination Commission Paris 2024, and held the same position for Rio 2016. 

He is a member of the WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board and a member of SportAccord Convention having served as President from 2015-2017. He is Honorary Life President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF), having served as president from 1999 – 2015. From 2006 – 2012, he served as IOC Member and Executive Board member of CONI, the National Olympic Committee of Italy. 

Francesco Ricci Bitti has also been a senior executive and member of the Board of many leading multi-national Information and Communication Technology companies including Philips, GTE, Alcatel, Olivetti and Telecom Italy. 

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ANOC Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, the Olympic Order award, Order to the Merit of the Italian Republic, Honorary Life Member AELTC (Wimbledon) and the Golden Racket Award (Italy).