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Isidre Rigau, Qantara Sport’s new advisory board member

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Riyadh, February 19th, 2021; Qantara is thrilled to announce that we have added legendary IOC’s internal expert consultant Isidre Rigau to our advisory board team. Rigau is one of the most experienced experts in strategic planning, operations, organizational development at international major sporting events accumulating over 35 years of experience in several successful implemented projects.

Isidre brings more than 35 years of experience in major international events, as founding partner and director of Summa Sports, he contributes major experience combined with a professional career dedicated to the world of sport, with his maximum reference being his participation in the Organizing Committee of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games (COOB’92) as director of Sports Logistics. Since then, he has developed his professional work as a planning and organizational consultant for major sporting events, highlighted by his rigour, methodology and broad, innovative vision.

Amongst other work carried out for the IOC, his highlights include a standard management plan, and monitoring method for Olympic Games organization – applied for the first time during the Sydney Olympics – full-time consulting for the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, Athens 2004, Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008, observer plan for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Salt Lake City 2002 and the elaboration of a general development plan for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

As operations director for the Barcelona 2003 and 2013 FINA World Swimming Championships and for the World Final of the Davis Cup 2009, he has worked as an advisor for the Madrid 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games bid, managing the production of the questionnaire, dossier and bid presentation.

He has worked in many bids with the city of Barcelona, 2001 and 2003 FINA World Swimming Championships, 2009 World Final of the Davis Cup, 2010 Athletics European Championships, 2011 Final Match of the UEFA Cup, 2012 Junior World Championships in Athletics, 2013 IHF Men’s World Championship, 2013 and 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships, 2017 Deaflympics, 2017 World Roller Games, 2018 – 2022 FIFA World Cup, Bidding Nations Spain & Portugal, 2022 Winter Olympic Games, 2019 World Roller Games for Barcelona.

“For Qantara Sports to be able to count on Isidre as an advisor provides us international first-level competitiveness to pitch for new projects knowing that we can deliver international best practices and insights” states Qantara’s General Manager “adding his expertise with his role as a sport management professor brings to Qantara a perfect combination when it comes to empowering our local team “added.

As a professor, he lectures on strategic planning and operations at different universities and training centres such as Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University / Barcelona School of Management, U.C.L.M.-R.F.E.F., Cruyff Institute, and others. Isidre holds a bachelor in Architecture from the Architectural School of Vallés, Barcelona”

About Qantara

Qantara Sports is a global sports consulting firm with significant expertise in the areas of Sports Education, Sports Governance, Sports Policy, Sports Business, Sports Development, Sports Tourism, Sport Diplomacy, Sport Tech, and Inclusivity.

Qantara sports has more than 20 years of global experience and has been 8 years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delivering successful projects, mentoring and empowering young local talent. Qantara Sports uses deep international industry expertise and rigorous analysis to deliver and implement successful nationwide projects and help private and public sports organizations achieve practical results with real impact.