About Us

International Olymp'Arts Committee (IOAC) is an international, non-governmental organization and the leading organization of “Olymp'Arts”. The IOAC is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marc Verriere


Founding President of the “Olymp’Arts” – copyright 1992 – Officially created on July 10 & 11th 1995, at UNESCO/Paris by 65 countries: https://olymp-arts.world/fr/a-propos/

Founding President of the World Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO) : 82 member countries in 2007.

Inaugural concerts: Sweden (1985) Brazil (1986) Japan (1987) Canada (1988)…Paris/France in June 2006 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Music Day.

Site Web : http://www.world-orchestral.com  &  https://youtu.be/Dy7-AUq0NY0

Producer in 1988 in Montreal of a huge unprecedent technological challenge by realizing for the first time a synchronization via satellite between the WPO in Montreal and three choirs located respectively in Moscow, Geneva and San Francisco: https://youtu.be/ajqxjYikRZE

Musical Producer for the opening of the International Garden and Greenery Exposition in Osaka, Japan in 1990 (“Tistou les pouces verts” by Maurice Druon)

Producer and Artistic Advisor to Radio France (National Radio Stations – France Musique, France Culture, France Inter) and to several private radio stations (1982/1983)

Producer of public and private concerts (1983/1984)

Producer of the Official Anthem of the “First European Handisport Games” 1983. Anthem composed by Françoise Legrand.


Founding President of a World Orchestral Musicians’ Directory (1992-2002) comprising of 35.693 members in January 2015.

2005-2011: Management of music scholarships that were offered to children at concerts of the World Philharmonic Orchestra, and monitoring of their studies (India, Romania, Thailand, Tunisia and Venezuela).

Site web: http://www.world-orchestral.com/francais/enfantsdons.html

Analysis and writing a biography of « Robert Paul », the inventor of the dictionary (1996-1997)

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Legal, literary and musical studies – Holder of the Paris National School of Engineering and Technology diploma.

Managing Director of a Management Company in Paris (1977-1981)

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Distinction: Medal of recognition of dedicated service to UNICEF (1985)

Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee are elected by the IOAC. Each Executive Committee consists of 3 to 10 members, all of whom are appointed for a three-year term and may be re-elected.

Competence of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the specific activities and daily affairs of the IOAC.
The Executive Committee shall hold standing meetings as needed and convene meetings of all members of the IOAC when it's necessary.
The Executive Committee represents the IOAC in dealings with third parties, and the signature of the Executive Chairman may exercise valid legal authority on behalf of the IOAC.

Responsibilities of the Executive Committee

* to take overall responsibility for the management of the IOAC and to take all necessary measures to achieve the goals set by the IOAC.
* supervise the observance of the "Olympic Arts" Charter, as well as the implementation of each art competition.
* approves the internal organizational structure of the IOAC and all internal regulations related to its organization
* submit to the IOAC the names of the members of the National Committees recommended by the Executive Committee on the proposal of the Executive Committee
* convene the meetings of the members of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly of the IOAC.
* the right to make resolutions for the admission and exclusion of members
* the obligation to ensure the implementation of the IOAC
* responsible for the management of the IOAC's assets
* responsibility for employing volunteers and hired staff
* create and issue honorary titles of the IOAC.

Members of the Executive Committee

Marc Verriere


Rachel Qin

Executive President

Michele Genovese

Advisory Committee President

Linda Xu

Deputy Secretary-General

Mathieu Chardet


Françoise Legrand

Artistic Director

Kimmo Pasanen

Adépo Yapo


According to the demands of business development, the Executive Committee of IOAC has the following functional departments:

International Affairs Department, Public Relations Department, Market Development Department, Publicity and Promotion Department, Data Operation and Maintenance Department, Logistics and Administration Department, Finance and Accounting Department, etc.


Alain Nonat (Canada)

Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in North America

Kimmo Pasanen (Finland)

World-famous painter
Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in Europe

Igor Livant (Russia)

Artist & Poet
Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Giovanni Truncellito (Italy)

Designer, painter, sculptor
Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in Western Europe (South)

Marlos Nobre de Almeida (Brazil)

Composer & Conductor
Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in South America

Adépo Yapo (Ivory Coast)

Composer & Musicologist
Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in Africa

Zhou Changxin (China)

China's Famous contemporary painter
Ambassador of the Olymp'Arts in Asian

Mary Rix-Miller (New Zealand)

Ambassador of the Olymp’Arts in Oceania and South East Asia

Members of Art Committee

Tadao Ando

Japan, Architect

Marie-Claude Pietragalla

France, Dancer

Carolyn Carlson

USA, Dancer

Philippe Torreton

France, Actor

Seiji Ozawa

Japan, Conductor

Jean Nouvel

France, Architect

Steven Holl

USA, Architect

Robert Wilson

USA, Visual artist & Director

Emilio Isgrò

Italy, Painter, poet & novelist

National Committees

1. National Committees are optional.

2. Only one National Committee (NC), recognized by the Executive Council of the Olymp’Arts (ECO), may represent a country.

3. The regulations to define and supervise the management of an NC and its relationship with the ECO will be developed separately for each country.

4. The existence of an NC is directly conditioned to the development of its networks and its access to the Internet, both nationally and regionally.

5. The registration of an artist through an NC will be taken into account only if the possibility of a direct registration by Internet on the site of the Olymp’Arts is neither possible nor accessible to them.

6. Artists, independent of any institutional structure, will always have the possibility of registering directly with the Olymp’Arts, via the applications available on the site of the organization. It will not be compulsory to go through an NC.

7. Consequently, the main function of an NC is to compensate for the failure of the Internet networks in its country or to help artists who do not have the personal means to access it. In this hypothesis, the NC’s main objective will be to seek out, through its own national associative networks, all artists with little-known talent whose isolation prevents them from making themselves known.

8. The second responsibility of an NC, if it is set up, is to participate in the development of the Olymp’Arts in its country, by increasing the number of press releases, messages and information, to the artists and the media, by all the national means placed at its disposal: press, social networks, radio, television.

9. When the setting-up of an NC is necessary, the official representative must immediately inform the ECO.

10. In this eventuality, the NC should be made up of a group of people whose vocation is to promote creativity and artistic expression. The members of this committee will have to organize themselves around a non-profit making association, and its statutes will have to guarantee the respect of the rules and the basic principles of the Olymp’Arts while demonstrating its wish and its ability to discover artists of talent.

11. In the future, the existence of an NC could be queried when the development of social networks and means of access to the Internet (computer and smartphone) is sufficient to allow any artist to access it, wherever they may be located in the country.

12. The NC will have to appoint an official representative, acquire an address and permanent references as well as an affiliation to an electronic communication network (e-mail, telephone and website). English and French are the official languages of the Olymp’Arts.

13. When the NC has been set up, it must submit a copy of its statutes to the ECO’s headquarters in order to receive formal approval. Any changes to its statutes must also be communicated to the ECO.

14. The Rules of the Olymp’Arts take precedence over all other regulations, including the statutes of the NC.

15. The NC also accepts the final authority of the ECO The NC can freely use the Olymp’Arts emblems and logo, without the possibility of modifying However, the basic design may be associated with a distinctive sign, symbol, or name identifying the country concerned. By “associated”, this means “placed next to” or below, without the original logo of the Olymp’Arts undergoing the slightest modification in its integrity of form and color. The final design must be approved by the ECO.

16. These regulations are non-exhaustive