Herman Ram

Director, Anti-Doping Authority of the Netherlands

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Herman Ram (57) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-Doping Authority the Netherlands, which is the National Anti-Doping Organization of the country. He has held this position since 2006.

After working twelve years as a librarian, Herman Ram started his career in sport management in 1992, when he became Secretary general of the Royal Netherlands Chess Federation.

In 1994, he moved on to the same position at the Netherlands Badminton Federation. He was founder and first secretary of the Foundation for the Promotion of Elite Badminton that was instrumental in the advancement of Dutch badminton.

In 2000 he was appointed Secretary general of the Netherlands Ski Federation, where he focused, among other things, on the organization of large snowsports events in the Netherlands.

Herman Ram has special interest in Employer’s policies and Conflict management, and he has contributed to these fields in several ways, including publications and lectures on these and related subjects. Since his appointment as CEO of the Anti-Doping Authority, he has developed a special interest in legal, ethical and managerial aspects of anti-doping policies, on which he has delivered numerous presentations and lectures. On top of that, he acts as Spokesperson for the Doping Authority.

Herman Ram holds two Master’s degrees, in Law and in Sport Management.

Presentations at Play the Game conferences:

Stuck in the mud or moving fast forward? The status of anti-doping at the global level - Play the Game 2015

Diversifying, targeting, investigating and cooperating: anti-doping after US Postal - Play the Game 2013

Democratic_values - Play the Game 2009

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