Jérôme Champagne is a former French diplomat who served from 1983 to 1998 in Muscat, Oman, Havana, Cuba, Los Angeles and Brasilia, and then served as an executive at FIFA from 1999 to 2010.
He transitioned from diplomacy to football as a result of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was Diplomatic Advisor and Chief of Protocol of the French organizing committee. He then joined FIFA where he successively held the positions of international adviser to the President, Deputy Secretary General, Delegate of the President and finally Director of International Relations.
He left FIFA in 2010 and became a consultant in international football for various football stakeholders such as the Palestinian Football Federation (PFA) the Football Federation of Kosovo, the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation (CTFA), the Congolese football club TP Mazembe of Lubumbashi, etc.
Jérôme was twice a candidate to replace Blatter in FIFA’s presidency elections of 2016.
Jérôme is thrilled to teach the governance course to The FBA students by sharing his insights on the globalization of football, its governance, its international role and giving his view on how football could change to become more ethical and sustainable.
since 2010: International football consultant
1999-2010: FIFA, Director of International Relations
1997-1998: French LOC FIFA World Cup 1998 Diplomatic Adviser and Chief of Protocol
1983-1997: Career diplomat for France
1967-1983: Free-lancer at weekly France-Football