Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski has just been elected to the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, the highest policy-making body of the organization, Friday night (Philippine Time) in its first-ever virtual session.
Cojuangco-Jaworski is the first Asian woman elected into this powerful body.
The current chair of the IOC Education Commission received 45 votes in the third round of voting to cop the first of the two offices on the Board.
Fellow equestrian and Argentina’s Gerardo Werthein copped the other seat on hand.
The IOC Executive Board “assumes the general overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC”. It also “monitors the observance of the Olympic charter” among others.
Germany’s Thomas Bach, its current president, leads the Board, along with four vice-presidents and 10 other members.
The 46-year-old is also a member of the Future Host Summer Commission for the 2032 Olympics and the 2021 Tokyo and 2024 Paris Games coordinating commissions.
In her athletic career, she won gold during the 2002 Asian Games in the individual show jumping event. She was also the flag-bearer for the country in the 2010 edition of the continental meet.