Jean-François Vilotte named FFF Director General

Friday 21 April 2023 - 18:00 - FFF

Philippe Diallo is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-François Vilotte in the role of Director General of the French Football Federation.

The interim president made the decision to recruit Jean-François Vilotte after consulting a working group consisting of Jean-Michel Aulas, Laura Georges, Vincent Labrune, Vincent Nolorgues and Pascal Parent, all of whom are members of the FFF executive committee.

A lawyer at the Paris Bar and former senior civil servant, Jean-François Vilotte has previously held key positions within French state administration and the City of Paris, notably as Cabinet Director of the Ministry for Youth, Sports and Community Life from 2002 until 2006, and after as Chief Executive of the French Tennis Federation, firstly between 2007 and 2009, followed by a second spell in the post between 2018 and 2021.

Jean-François Vilotte, who will soon take up his new role with the FFF, also chaired ARJEL, the independent administrative authority for the regulation of online games between 2010 and 2014, as well as also leading international expert missions for UNESCO concerning the evaluation of public anti-doping policies.

Jean-François Vilotte also served as vice president on the drafting committee of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions. In 2023 he was appointed arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.