EPFL Administration

The EPFL Administration is the operational arm of the Association. It is entrusted by the Board of Directors and General Assembly for implementing the strategies necessary to meet the Association’s objectives and is responsible for the EPFL’s daily administrative and financial management.

The Administration, led by the General Secretary, is responsible for the following areas:

  • Finance and Administration
  • Member Services
  • Legal Services
  • Communication
  • Operational relations with football stakeholders and EU institutions

The EPFL Administration performs the following services/activities:

  • preparation, implementation and follow-up of decisions taken by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the President;
  • preparation and follow-up of the work of all strategic committees, task forces and working groups;
  • permanent liaison with  Member Leagues, football stakeholders and European institutions;
  • coordination of all General Assembly and Board of Directors meetings;
  • organisation and preparation of all EPFL events, including conferences, seminars and workshops on various matters related to professional football;
  • creation and management of knowledge sharing platform including benchmaking and research reports;
  • supporting strategic league business development initiatives;
  • internal and external communication;
  • advice to candidate Members; and
  • implementation of other tasks assigned to it by the President and the Board of Directors.

EPFL Staff

Georg PANGL General Secretary AUT
Alberto COLOMBO Deputy General Secretary ITA
Ornella BELLIA Head of Legal Affairs ITA
Chris GERSTLE Head of Business Development & Knowledge Centre ENG
Kevin BATARDIÈRE Football & Knowledge Centre Manager SUI
Astrid ANTIN Office Manager & PA of the General Secretary FIN

 

 

We believe that all our clubs must be able to compete at the highest levels both domestically and internationally, and we have the responsibility to keep their dream and ambition alive. For this reason, the EPFL is working to protect and enhance the competitive balance as well as to ensure that the basic sporting principles of our beautiful game are always preserved.

Lars-Christer Olsson
EPFL President