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Jean Todt

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Jean Todt
President of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
In office
23 October 2009 – 17 December 2021
Preceded byMax Mosley
Succeeded byMohammed ben Sulayem
Personal details
Born (1946-02-25) 25 February 1946 (age 78)
Pierrefort, France
NationalityFrench
Domestic partner
(m. 2023)
ChildrenNicolas Todt
EducationÉcole des Cadres, Paris, France
OccupationFIA President, UN SG's Special Envoy for Road Safety
AwardsGrand Croix de la Légion d'honneur

Jean Todt (French: [ʒɑ̃ tɔd]; born 25 February 1946) is a French motor racing executive and former rally co-driver. He was Peugeot Talbot Sport's Director and then Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team principal.

In October 2009, he was elected President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA),[1] a position to which he was re-elected in December 2013 and December 2017.

On 29 April 2015, Todt was appointed the United Nations' Special Envoy for Road Safety.[2]

In 2023, he married his partner of almost twenty years Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Motor racing-Todt elected FIA president". Reuters. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  2. "Secretary-General Appoints Jean Todt of France as Special Envoy for Road Safety | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". www.un.org. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  3. Soh, Joanne (2023-07-28). "Actress Michelle Yeoh and fiance Jean Todt finally wed after 19 years | The Straits Times". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 2023-07-28. Retrieved 2023-07-28.