Laura Chinchilla has been elected as a new member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The 134th IOC session elected HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein and Nawal El Moutawakel as new members of the executive board. The session also voted for ten new members, following the proposal of the IOC EB from 22 May 2019. In addition to Chinchilla other new members include Tidjane Thiam, CEO of Swiss bank Credit Suisse, Cameroon sports administrator Odette Assembe Engoulou, Matlohang Moiloa-Ramoqopo who heads the Lesotho National Olympic Committee and Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.
Also elected were the President of the Cape Verde Olympic Committee Filomena Fortes, Narinder Dhruv Batra, President of the Indian Olympic Association, Mustapha Berraf who heads the African Olympic Committees Association (ANOCA) and Lee Kee-heung Lee, South Korean Olympic Committee chief.
Chinchilla was president of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. Chinchilla has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2014 and is co-chair of the Board of Directors.