PtG Article 03.10.2012

Watch Mark Pieth and Theo Zwanziger from EASM 2012

If you missed out on Mark Pieth and Theo Zwanziger's presentations during the EASM 2012 conference, here is your chance. See what Mark Pieth really said in Denmark and watch the video from the keynote seesion.

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

Chaired by:

Jean-Loup Chappelet, professor, IDHEAP (Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration), Lausanne, Switzerland