Judges

The final composition of the Judges’ panel will be confirmed.

  • President of the Jury: Ingmar De Vos

    FEI President

    Ingmar De Vos, holds degrees in political science, business administration and international and European law, and started his career as an advisor to the Belgian Senate. He joined the Belgian Equestrian Federation as managing director in 1990, and held the additional role of Secretary General from 1997 to 2011.

    During his time at the Belgian National Federation, Ingmar De Vos was chef de mission for the Belgian Equestrian Team at all FEI World Equestrian Games™ from 1990 to 2010 and at several Olympic Games. He was also Secretary General of the European Equestrian Federation from 2010, the year the organisation was formed, until 2011, when he joined the FEI. After three years as FEI Secretary General, Ingmar was elected as FEI President in December 2014. On 15 September 2017, Ingmar De Vos was elected an IOC member as an IF representative at the IOC session in Lima, Peru.

  • Juan-Carlos Capelli

    Longines Vice President, Head of International Marketing

    Born in an Italian-Spanish family, Juan-Carlos Capelli grew up in a multicultural environment which developed his curiosity for other countries and cultures. He spent his childhood in Tramelan in the “Jura Bernois”, a region almost entirely devoted to the watchmaking industry.

    After an apprenticeship in Tramelan, Juan-Carlos Capelli started his career at the Compagnie des Montres Longines Francillon SA in Saint-Imier (a few kilometres away from his home town) in 1990, in the Communication department. During his 25 years with Longines, Juan-Carlos Capelli has explored almost all the areas of Marketing, from events to advertising.

    In 2000, he graduated as Federally Certified Marketing Specialist. He became a member of the Enlarged Direction of Longines in 2002, and, the same year, was appointed as Advertising Manager. In 2007, further to his long and successful career in communication, Juan-Carlos became Longines’ Head of International Marketing and Member of the Longines Management board. Finally, he has been appointed Vice-President in 2010.