Watch Mark Pieth and Theo Zwanziger from EASM 2012
Theo Zwanziger and Mark Pieth at EASM 2012. Photo: © Michael Bo Rasmussen/Baghuset
03.10.2012By Play the Game
In a keynote session during the sport management conference EASM 2012 taking place in Aalborg, Denmark last month, two of the main characters in FIFA's ongoing reform process Professor Mark Pieth and Dr. Theo Zwanziger met under the headline 'Democracy and transparency'.
In the keynote session Professor Mark Pieth, head of FIFA’s Independent Governance Committee expressed the need for public pressure in order to keep the reform process on track, a process that is met with significant opposition within the organisation, he said.
At the FIFA executive committee meeting last week, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, dismissed the comments made by Pieth in Denmark, insisting that there is no resistance towards the reforms from the executive committee.
Theo Zwanziger, Dr., member of FIFA's Executive Committee
Mark Pieth, professor, University of Basel, and president, Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland
Jean-Loup Chappelet, professor, IDHEAP (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Lausanne, Switzerland