02 JUL 2002 General News

Roberto Gesta de Melo

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Roberto Gesta de Melo (BRA)
 
 
Date of birth 22 March 1945 
Nationality Brazilian 
Civil status Married
Languages Portuguese, English, Spanish  
 
Profession
Lawyer 
Positions held within the IAAF
IAAF Council Member
South American Area Group Representative
Development Commission Member since 1991
Finance/Budget Commission Member since 1991
Grand Prix Commission Member 

Past and present offices held 
1967
President of the Amazonas Law School Athletic Federation
1968
Vice-President Amazonas State University Sports Federation
1969
President Amazonas Philosophy School Athletic Federation
1970 - 1972
President of the Amazonas State University Sports Federation
1973 - 1975
President of the Amazonas Table Tennis Federation
1974-1979
President of the Amazonas Volleyball Federation
1975 - 1983
Secretary of Sports of the Amazonas State
1979 - 1984
President of the Amazonas State Athletic Federation
1980 - 1989
Vice-President of the Brazilian Volleyball Federation
1984 - 1986
Vice-President of the Brazilian Athletic Federation
1987 - 1991
Secretary of Sports of the Amazonas State
1987-1991
Member of the IAAF Technical Committee
1987-date
President of the Brazilian Athletic Federation
1987 - date
Member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee
1989
Organiser of the 7th IAAF World 15km Road Race Championship for Women in Rio de Janeiro
1989 - date
Member of the South American Athletic Confederation Council
1993 - date
President of the South American Athletic Confederation
1994 - date
Member of the Working Group 2000
1995 - date
Member of the IAAF Grand Prix Commission
1997 - 1998
President of the Amazonas State Olympic Confederations and Federations Association
1997-1998
Secretary of Sport of the Amazonas Government
1998
Organiser of the 4th IAAF/Amazon Government World Road Relay Championships 

To find out more on Roberto Gesta de Melo, click here to read the interview published in the March 2000 edition of the IAAF Newsletter.