GSWParis 2022


Andrew Parsons

International Paralympic Committee



Andrew is serving his second successive term as President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) having originally been elected in September 2017. During his time as IPC President, he has secured a long-term partnership with the IOC through to 2032, overseen the global launch of WeThe15 – the world’s biggest human rights movement for persons with disabilities, successfully steered the Paralympic Movement through the pandemic, and overseen the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as well as the PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. Before becoming IPC President, he served as IPC Vice President (2013-2017) and IPC Governing Member (2009-2013). He was the President of the Americas Paralympic Committee from 2005-2009. He is an IOC Member and represents the IPC on the IOC Coordination Commission for LA28, the IOC Marketing Commission and the IOC Future Host Commission for the Games of the Olympiad. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Olympic Channel and is a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board. He has been active in Paralympic sports in his home country Brazil for many years. Between 2009 and 2017, he was President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee after previously being Secretary General.