Emanuel Medeiros

Strategic advisor for the Esports Integrity Commission
Former CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Emanuel was elected as the first CEO of SIGA on 31 January 2018 after having spearheaded the inception and development of SIGA since November 2015, as Coordinator. Having commenced his career as a lawyer in 1993, he played a leading role in several national and international sports organizations. After six years as Secretary General of the Portuguese Football League, he co-founded and led the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) as CEO for a decade. He was also one of the driving forces behind the creation of the World League Association, having been elected its CEO on February 2012. Emanuel also holds a seat at the European Union’s Expert Group on Good Governance in Sport, since 2011, and, on March 2012, was appointed Ambassador for Sports Ethics by the Government of Portugal. In June 2014, Emanuel was appointed CEO of ICSS EUROPE, currently ICSS INSIGHT. In addition, Emanuel is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum / PACI’s Advisory Committee, the Consultative Committee of EPAS/Council of Europe and the OECD’s Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade.”