Detlef Dumon to Step down as Executive Director

Upcoming Change in Leadership at the Executive Office
05/11/2021 16:47

Almost 15 years working as the Executive Director of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, Detlef Dumon informed the ICSSPE Executive Board during its meeting on 4th November 2021 that he intends to step down from this position in the summer of 2022.


Detlef Dumon started working for ICSSPE in 1999, first as a consultant of a communications agency, and later as ICSSPE’s Communications Manager. In 2007, the Executive Board appointed him as the organisation’s Executive Director.


During his tenure, Detlef Dumon was ICSSPE’s representative in intergovernmental and international committees, including the Permanent Consultative Committee of UNESCO, the Consultative Committee of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport of the Council of Europe, and various expert groups within the European Union. For the Fifth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V), UNESCO and the host country Germany appointed him as Secretary General of the Organising Committee and the Programme Committee. In 2014 and 2015, he was a member of the editing team for the International Charter of Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport.


“For many years this has been a dream position”, said Detlef Dumon during the meeting. ICSSPE President Dr Uri Schaefer expressed his regret on Detlef Dumon’s decision. “The Executive Board has full confidence in Detlef Dumon’s work. His commitment, reflectiveness, his leadership and personal care for the well-being of the organisation, its members and the staff at the Executive Office are acknowledged, recognised and admired. Detlef Dumon is and has been an asset to our organisation and his integrity and communication skills have led to long-standing and trusting relationships with leading professional organisations internationally and in Germany. He will truly be missed.”