Date of Birth: 26 August 1950
Executive Committee member since: 2009
Current UEFA roles
Executive Committee (vice-president)
Development and Technical Assistance Committee (chairman)
National Team Competitions Committee (deputy chairman)
Finance Committee (member)
• A media and information entrepreneur, Giancarlo Abete earned a degree in Economics and Commerce at Rome's Sapienza University and has served as a member of the Italian Parliament (1972-1992), president of the Rome entrepreneurs association (1994-2000) and head of the city's tourist board (1999-2003).
• He started working with the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) as head of the technical department in 1989, before later appointments as president of Serie C, association vice-president (1996-2000 and 2001-2006) and head of the Italian delegation during the Azzurri's 2006 FIFA World Cup triumph. He was elected FIGC president in April 2007 and re-elected in March 2009, and was admitted to the UEFA Executive Committee two years later. In January 2013, Abete was re-elected as FIGC president for another four-year term.
• Married with two daughters, Abete said after taking charge of the FIGC: "My aim is to make the advancement of economic interests compatible with the moral and ethical principles of football."
Previous UEFA roles
Club Competitions Committee (deputy chairman) 2009-2013
Futsal and Beach Soccer Committee (chairman) 2009-2011
National Associations Committee (first vice-chairman) 2007-2009
National Teams Committee (member) 2002-2007
European Championship Committee (member) 1998-2000
List of Experts concerning the regulations of UEFA governing the fixing of a transfer fee (expert) 1992-1998
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