Giancarlo Abete

third vice-president

Giancarlo Abete
Giancarlo Abete ©Getty Images

Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 26 August 1950
Executive Committee member since: 2009

Current UEFA roles
UEFA Executive Committee (vice-president)
Development and Technical Assistance Committee (chairman)
HatTrick Committee (deputy chairman)
Finance Committee (member)
Professional Football Strategy Council (EXCO representative)

• A media and information entrepreneur, Giancarlo Abete earned a degree in Economics and Commerce at Rome's Sapienza University and has served as a member of the Italian Parliament (1972-1992), president of the Rome entrepreneurs association (1994-2000) and head of the city's tourist board (1999-2003).

• He started working with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as head of the technical department in 1989, before later appointments as president of Serie C, association vice-president (1996-2000 and 2001-2006) and head of the Italian delegation during the Azzurris' 2006 FIFA World Cup triumph. He was elected FIGC president in April 2007 and re-elected in March 2009, and was admitted to the UEFA Executive Committee in 2009. He became a UEFA vice-president in 2011. In January 2013, Abete was re-elected as FIGC president for another four-year term. He stepped down from his position in June 2014.

Previous UEFA roles
National Team Competitions Committee (deputy chairman) 2013-2015
Club Competitions Committee (deputy chairman) 2009-2013
Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee (chairman) 2009-2011
National Associations Committee (first vice-chairman) 2007-2009
National Teams Committee (member) 2002-2007
European Championship Committee (member) 1998-2000
List of Experts concerning the regulations of UEFA governing the fixing of a transfer fee (expert) 1992-1998