Michael Mronz, CHIO Aachen Managing Director, Appointed IOC Member

Thu, 11/02/2023 - 06:13
Michael Mronz at the 141st IOC Session in Mumbai :: Photo © IOC/Greg Martin

Michael Mronz, the managing director of the Aachener Reitturnier GmbH, has been appointed member of the International Olympic Committee. 

With a degree in Business Administration from Cologne University, Mronz began his career as a sport director organizing a tennis competition in Cologne.

Since 1997 he has been responsible for organising the CHIO Aachen together with the “Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.” and helped stage the 2006 World Equestrian Games and 2015 European Dressage Championships in Aachen. 

As a creator of “MMH Michael Mronz GmbH” he acts as an entrepreneur in the sports, media, event and technology sector. He initially handled the marketing of Totilas after the stallion sold to Schockemöhle and Linsenhoff.

In 2016 Mronz founded the initiative “Rhine Ruhr City” with the idea of a possible bid by the Rhine-Ruhr region to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the 2030-2040 decade. He created a concept that focuses on ecological and economic sustainability and utilisation of existing sports and event venues.

The 56-year old Mronz was elected one of 8 new IOC members at the 141st IOC Session meeting in Mumbai, India. Mronze was chosen as an "Independent Individual."

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