Director, European Regional Office & International Federation Relations, World Anti-Doping Agency
Frédéric Donzé has been the Director of WADA’s European Regional Office and Relations with International Federations (IFs) since 2011. He is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
In his role, he leads a team that is responsible in particular for supporting the development of IF anti-doping programs and for organizing WADA’s annual Symposium for Anti-Doping Organizations – WADA’s largest annual event. He is WADA’s main liaison with a number of key organizations in the Olympic Movement and is frequently involved in activities with multisport organizations and European governmental and intergovernmental authorities. He was also a member of the Code Drafting Team responsible for leading the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code in 2012-2013.
Prior to assuming this role, Frédéric Donzé was an integral part of the WADA Team at the Headquarters in Montreal, Canada starting in 2002. As WADA’s Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, he served as the Agency’s primary spokesperson and contributed to most of WADA’s public content and communications strategies.
Before joining WADA, Frédéric Donzé worked as a journalist and editor for various Swiss print media outlets. The last position he held as a journalist was as Sports Editor of Le Temps newspaper in Geneva, where he covered matters related to the Olympic Movement, as well as social and political issues related to sport.
Frédéric Donzé holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Lausanne and a graduate degree in public relations management from McGill University in Montreal.
Presentations at Play the Game conferences:
How WADA plans to monitor sport and country compliance with the 2015 Code - Play the Game 2015