Antonio Fernandez Arimany named ITU director general

Antonio Fernandez Arimany named ITU director general

The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has appointed Antonio Fernandez Arimany as its new director general.

Arimany takes up the role having been the ITU’s legal, finance and administrative director since 2010. In that role he oversaw all economic and legal responsibilities within the organisation.

As part of his new role, which he begins on 1st December, Arimany will act as the top administrator and manager of the ITU, working with the executive board to set the strategic direction of the body. He will report directly to the ITU’s president Marisol Casado.

"While we interviewed excellent candidates for the position, Antonio's extensive experience in the Olympic movement combined with his knowledge of triathlon, as well as expertise in finance and law, made him an excellent choice for the position," said Casado.

"I'm confident Antonio will continue to positively impact ITU, as he has already done in the last three years."

During his time at the ITU, Arimany has helped to minimise the body’s legal expenses, established offices in Madrid and Lausanne, and created a legal advisory liaison for the body’s continental federations.

Prior to joining the body he worked for the Athens Olympics organising committee and later served as the managing director of Madrid's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.