Vincent Pereira has been appointed Head of Virtual Sport within the International Olympic Commitee Sports Department. He will take on this responsibility on 1st March 2022.
Created in the framework of Recommendation 9 of Olympic Agenda 2020+5, this new position will contribute to developing virtual sport and to further engaging with videogaming communities, including leading the coordinated planning and delivery of the Olympic Virtual Series, which debuted in 2021.
Pereira joins the IOC from Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), where he was Global Head of Digital.
“I am delighted to welcome Vincent Pereira to lead the IOC Virtual Sport team. He will help us leverage the growing popularity of virtual sport to promote the Olympic Movement, the Olympic values and sports participation, and grow direct relations with young people,” said IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell. “His broad experience in virtual sport, and digital strategies and activities, will be a great asset for the organisation and the Olympic Movement.
More than 10 years working in digital and social media
The new Head of Virtual Sport within the IOC (International Olympic Commitee) brings with him more than 10 years of experience in digital and social media activities. He has managed social media for large companies such as Microsoft France and Auchan Retail International, and led digital strategies and activations for several clients while working for sport and entertainment agency LaFourmi/Solive.
Vincent Pereira studied marketing and communications, and speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese. A lifelong sports fan, he has been a football player since his youth and played at national level, and he has recently taken up golf.