Organization - Chairman Emeritus

Chairman Emeritus - Louis Romanet

Louis Romanet

Louis Romanet’s professional career has been entirely devoted to his passion, the racing world. For more than 40 years, he has been in charge of important responsibilities within the French Horse Racing Industry. The fourth person in his family to work for the Société d’Encouragement (spanning 3 generations), he joined the organization in 1968 and was appointed Director General in 1986. When France Galop was created in May 1995, Mr. Romanet was appointed France Galop Director of Organization and
International Affairs. He then became Director General in 1998 until his retirement on 31st December 2007. Mr. Romanet was awarded the decoration of Officer of the Legion of Honor on June 24th 2009.

Mr. Romanet was the Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities from its creation in 1994 until his retirement in October 2021. In recognition of his invaluable contribution to the IFHA, Romanet was appointed to the honorary position of Chairman Emeritus of the Federation by the IFHA Executive Council, a position he assumed in October 2021.