ATR Golden 25 - Paris 2024 Watchdog Pierre Beckers #10

(ATR) This Belgian business expert is the IOC numbers man and its expert on Paris 2024.

Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC - COIB) chairman Pierre-Olivier Beckers delivers a speech  at the general meeting of the BOIC / COIB in Brussels, on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO/BELGA/ LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ  -BELGIUM OUT-        (Photo credit should read LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)
Belgian Olympic Committee (BOIC - COIB) chairman Pierre-Olivier Beckers delivers a speech at the general meeting of the BOIC / COIB in Brussels, on June 13, 2014. AFP PHOTO/BELGA/ LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ -BELGIUM OUT- (Photo credit should read LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/AFP/Getty Images)

(ATR) Once the head of a worldwide grocery company, Pierre Beckers lends his business acumen to the IOC.

Beckers is number 10 in the 2018 edition of the Around the Rings Golden 25. Published since 1997, the Golden 25 is an annual review of people, events and issues expected to influence the Olympic Movement in the year ahead.

Elected to the IOC in 2012, Beckers is way down the list of seniority for the IOC, but he holds important posts. He chairs the Audit Commission that examines the books of the IOC. He is a member of the Finance Commission and the Ethics Commission.

The president of the Belgian NOC, Beckers is the newly named chair of the coordination commission for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, taking advantage of his proximity to the French capital.

Beckers is 57 and can serve until age 70. Expect him to take a seat on the Executive Board before he leaves the IOC.

2017 ranking: #24

Reported by Ed Hula.