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Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, JP
Chief Executive Officer
The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges has been Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Jockey Club since February 2007. Internationally, he also serves as Member of the Executive Council of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) which comprises 20 controlling bodies of horseracing in Asia, and Vice Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the world's highest racing authority. In April 2006 Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges was appointed to the Board of the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Co Ltd, the company charged with managing the operations of the 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Community Chest of Hong Kong in June 2007 and as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in July 2009.

Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges joined the Club in 1998 as Director of Racing and was appointed Executive Director, Racing in 2000, at which time his portfolio was extended to include responsibility for the Property Department. During this period he played a significant role in uplifting the quality and profile of Hong Kong horse racing to world-class standards.

Prior to joining the Club, Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges spent six years as CEO of the governing body of German horse racing and breeding, whose members include the representatives of racecourses, the Trainers and Jockeys Association and the German Breeders and Owners Association. A graduate from the University of Cologne in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Insurance and Business Administration, he has had a lifelong passion for horseracing and breeding thoroughbreds. He is also an avid football fan, and played football professionally in Germany before graduation.

Last update: 25 May 2010

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