Jean-Philippe Camboulives (FRA), has been appointed as Solidarity Director for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the global governing body for equestrian sports.
Already a well-known figure with National Federations and Continental Associations, Mr Camboulives, 55, will move into the role of Director after almost 10 years as Development Officer within the Department. He will take up his new position on 1 April, replacing Ms Jacqueline Braissant who will be retiring after 29 years of service with the FEI.
“It is an honour to be appointed as FEI Solidarity Director,” Jean-Philippe Camboulives said. “Together with the team in Lausanne, I am looking forward to building on the foundations that we have created together since the department was set up in 2011. Equestrian sport has always been my passion and I am wholeheartedly committed to the development of athletes and coaches around the world, and to growing the structures that allow National Federations attain their ambitions and achieve their goals.”
A former French international Eventer and licensed coach, Jean-Philippe Camboulives has extensive coaching experience with the Ukrainian, Russian, Brazilian and South African National Eventing teams. He took Brazil to a bronze medal win at the 2007 Pan American Games, earning the home team a place at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has a degree from the National Equestrian French School in Saumur and is a graduate of Sport Science from the National Institute of Sport, Expertise, and Performance (INSEP) in Paris (FRA).
Before joining the FEI Solidarity Department in 2012, Mr Camboulives held various national and regional Technical Director positions with the Ministry of Sport in France where he was responsible for the development of professional courses for instructors and trainers, as well as the training and selection of regional athletes.
During his time with the FEI, he has been deeply involved with the creation and development of the FEI Coaches Education System as well as projects related to athlete development. As the technical advisor for FEI Solidarity projects, his knowledge and know-how have been highly sought after by National Federations.
“We are delighted that Jean-Philippe Camboulives is now moving into the role of Director,” FEI Secretary General Sabrina Ibáñez said. “This will guarantee a smooth transition at the FEI Headquarters and also with the extended National Federation community who have come to know and trust Jean-Philippe well over the years.
“His in-depth understanding of the needs and requirements of National Federations combined with his intense passion for developing our sport made him a natural successor to Jacqueline Braissant. We know that Jean-Philippe will carry on developing the amazing work that Jacqueline has done till now, and that he will uphold the values that have guided their work for so long.”
The FEI Solidarity Department will continue to be supported by Projects Administrator Céline Starbanov and Programmes Leader Andreina Wipraechtiger.