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Jean Todt

FIA President (since 2009)

Jean Todt

Jean Todt was born on 25 February 1946 in Pierrefort, Cantal (France). He has one son, Nicolas, and shares his life with actress, film producer and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh.

 

SINCE 2009 - PRESIDENT OF THE FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE L’AUTOMOBILE (FIA)

 

SINCE 2015 - UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL’S SPECIAL ENVOY FOR ROAD SAFETY

 

COMMITMENTS

Founder member and Vice-President of the Brain Institute (ICM) (since 2005)

Member of the FIA Foundation’s board (since 2009)

President of the Suu Foundation (since 2014)

Board member of the International Peace Institute (IPI) (since 2015)

Member of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Commission for Public Affairs and Social

development through Sport (since 2017)

Board Member of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (since 2018)

Member of the Ecocivilisation Wings #G100 ONG (since 2021)

Colonel in the citizen’s reserve of the French Gendarmerie Nationale (since 2021)

 

1993-2009 - FERRARI S.p.A.

Director of the Ferrari’s Racing Division (1993-2001)

Head of Motor Sport activities at Ferrari-Maserati (2001-2004)

General Manager at Ferrari S.p.A. (2004) then CEO of the Group (2004-2008)

Special Advisor to the President (2008-2009)

 

1981-1993 - PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN

Peugeot’s Director of Racing and founder of Peugeot Talbot Sport (1981-1990)

Director of Sporting Activities of PSA Peugeot Citroën (1990-1993)

 

1966-1981 - RALLY CO-DRIVER

 

EDUCATION

Alumnus of the Ecole des Cadres in Paris (1965-1967)

 

SPORTING SUCCESSES

Rally co-driver

Drivers’ world vice-champion with Guy Fréquelin and constructors world champion with Talbot (1981)

PSA Peugeot Citroën

4 Rally championship titles with the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 (2 drivers titles and 2 constructors titles, 1985-1986), 5 wins at the Paris-Dakar (1987-88-89-90-91) 2 endurance world championship titles (drivers and constructors, 1992) and 2 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1992 and 1993)

Ferrari S.p.A.

14 Formula 1 world champion titles (6 drivers titles, 5 with Michael Schumacher and 1 with Kimi Räikkönen, and 8 constructors titles)

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DECORATIONS

Grand Cross of the French Republic Legion of Honour (2011)

Officer of the National Order of Merit (1991)

Gold Medal of Youth and Sports (1987)

Commander of the Order of Saint Charles of Monaco (2020)

Commander of the Italian Republic (2002)

Grand Officer of the Order of Saint Agatha, San Marino (2012)

Dato Seri of Malaysia (2006)

Member of the Ukrainian Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (2011)

Commander of the National Order of Merit of Senegal (2013)

Medal of the First Class of the Kingdom of Bahrain, awarded by the King (2014)

Medal of the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation (2015)

1st Class Chief in the Order of the Burning Spear, Kenya (2021)

PRIZES AND HONOURS

Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle Award (1987)

Doctor Honoris Causa in Mechanic Engineering at Florence University (2004)

Palme d’Or of the international Automobile Festival (2015)

Humanitarian of the Year Award by the United Nations Association of New York (2016)

Doctor Honoris Causa by the National Sports Academy of Sofia (2017)

Medal of the Order of St.George from the SemperOpemball (2019)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gaumont (since 2004)

Lucien Barrière Group (since 2004)

Edmond de Rothschild SA (since 2008)

ACADEMIES

Member of the Académie des Sports (since 2002)

Member of the Académie des Technologies (since 2004)

CLUBS

Member of the Automobile Club de France (since 1988)

Member of the Polo de Paris (since 1989)

BOOKS

205, histoire d’un défi, Flammarion, 1985

Millions of lives to save on the roads, Débats Publics, 2020

HOBBIES

Contemporary art, backgammon, watches, classic cars