CNOSF / French National Olympic Committee
On Tuesday 29 June 2021, the CNOSF General Assembly elected Brigitte Henriques as President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee. Brigitte Henriques received 57.87% of the votes in the first round of the election, in which Emmanuelle Bonnet-Oulaldj, Thierry Rey and Patrice Martin were also candidates. Born Olive on 4 March 1971, Brigitte Henriques was CNOSF vice-president in charge of development and diversity of practices during the previous mandate. An international footballer, then a manager, Brigitte Henriques has been deputy vice-president of the French Football Federation since 2017 after having been its secretary general since 2011; she is in charge of the development of women's football and the "Sport and Disability" and "Football at school" topics. She has also been secretary general of the Fondaction du Football since 2014 and is vice-president of the local organising committee for the Women's World Cup in 2019. A striker for JSF Poissy, then FCF Juvisy, a club with which she won three national titles (1994, 1996, 1997), and finally ASJ Soyaux, Brigitte Henriques was selected for the French national team 31 times between 1988 and 1997, the first time on 24 July 1988 (15 official matches and 16 friendly matches). She became an associate professor of PE in 1993 and began to work in this position in parallel with her playing career. She obtained her internal teaching qualification in her last season as a player in 1999. Despite obtaining a DEF (UEFA A licence) coaching qualification in 2003, Brigitte Henriques continued to teach until 2011 before moving on to leadership roles in football. She was assistant coach of the Pôle France from 2002 to 2003 in Clairefontaine, then general manager of the women's section of PSG from 2008 to 2010. She accompanied PSG to its first French Cup (2010) before joining Noël Le Graët at the French Football Federation, which he chairs. Brigitte Henriques is the first woman to hold the position of President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee. She succeeds Denis Masseglia, who was elected in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. On the occasion of this General Assembly, a new Board of Directors was elected to accompany Brigitte Henriques for this new mandate.