The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) new communications
director, Franklin Servan-Schreiber, is preparing a plan for a
restructure of the troubled body’s public relations department.
Servan-Schreiber was promoted from the deputy position last week. His
predecessor, Fekrou Kidane, has moved to become director of IOC
president Juan Antonio Samaranch’s office.
Servan-Schreiber, who joined the organisation last October and was
responsible for much of the crisis management when the IOC bribery
scandal broke, is now expected to revamp the nine-strong department.
A spokesperson said: ’He has the opportunity to re-structure the
department and he is putting together a proposal to bring the PR
division up to date.’
It is not known what the impact will be on the PR team, some of whom
also have roles outside the communications department.
Servan-Schreiber was previously in charge of the Galileo Project for
advanced user interface development within Sony Research Laboratories in
New York City.