November 21 - Thomas Bach's senior team at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continued to take shape today with the appointment of two new directors, including Lana Haddad as chief finance officer.
Haddad, originally from Iraq but now a British citizen, joins the IOC from Procter & Gamble International, where she is currently associate director, finance analysis and capability building for Europe, Middle East and Africa, based in Geneva.
She will replace Caroline Kuyper, who quit as the chief finance officer in March only nine months after joining the IOC.
In her 19 years with P&G, an Olympic sponsor, Haddad has held key global and regional financial leadership positions including in Britain, United States, Germany and Switzerland, working as a business partner and advisor to finance and leadership teams.
The fully qualified chartered management accountant has a proven track record in business unit management, developing organisation and building diversity, the IOC claimed.
Earlier in her career, Haddad held several senior positions of process engineer and research and development manager with British Gas.
She is due to take up her new role in March 2014.
The IOC also announced that it had appointed Canadian Lindsay Glassco as international cooperation and development director.
She will join the IOC from Special Olympics Canada, where she is currently President and chief executive, overseeing all Canadian operations for the organisation, which provides daily sports programmes and competition opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities.
Glassco was formerly the global director of policy and strategy with Right to Play, an international Non Governmental Organisation whose mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.
Before that, Glassco worked for the Canadian Federal Government, including Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
She has also had spells Geneva and Rome, working as an international social development consultant for United Nations organisations such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Volunteers and UN Development Programme.
Glassco is due to take over on January 20 from Zimbabwe's Tomas Sithole, who retires at the end of the year.
With the recruitment from the International Rugby Board last week of Kit McConnell as sports director, the latest appointments complete the IOC recruitment process for directors, they said.
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