Jean Todt Biography
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Jean Todt is President of the FIA, the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s motoring organisations, President of eSafety Aware and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the FIA Foundation for the Automobile and Society.
In April 2015, he was appointed Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Road Safety. In 2011, Jean Todt was named Grand Croix de la Légion d’Honneur, the highest honour of the French Republic.
He is one of the Founders and the Vice-President of ICM, an institute devoted to medical research for brain and spinal cord disorders.
Todt began his career in 1966 as a co-driver in world championship rallies before joining Peugeot as Sporting Director in 1981.
He later went on to join Ferrari Racing in 1993 before taking on responsibility for all motorsport activity for the Ferrari-Maserati Group.
Todt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari in 2004 and at the end of 2006 became Chief Executive Officer of the company until 2008.
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