Francesco Ricci Bitti

Born: 15 January 1942
Country: Italy

Education
PHD in Electronic Engineering, Bologna University; MBA, ISTUD Milan

Career
Senior executive and board member in leading multinational information and communications technology companies for over 30 years (Philips, GTE, Alcatel, Olivetti and Telecom Italy)

Sports practised
Tennis, Football

Sports career
Member of the Italian National Junior Tennis Team (1960); Winner of the Italian University Tennis Championships (1962, 1964, 1965); Played International Tennis (1964-1971); Member of the Italian National Team Tennis Championships (1970-1971)

Sports administration
Chairman and member of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Tennis Europe Junior Competitions Committees (1977-1997); technical delegate for tennis at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1984; member of the ITF Board of Directors (1987-1997); President of Tennis Europe (1993-1999); ITF representative at the Games of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona in 1992; ITF representative at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta in 1996; member of the Italian National Olympic Committee Council (1997-1999); President of the Italian Tennis Federation (1997-1999); mediator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (1999-); President of the International Tennis Federation (1999-), member of the ASOIF Council (2001-2009); member of the WADA Foundation Board (2003-); member of the Executive Board of CONI (2006-); member of the WADA Executive Committee (2008-)