Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski elected to IOC Executive Board

Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski, the country's representative to the International Olympic Committee, on Friday was elected to the organization's Executive Board during the 136th IOC session held via video conference.

Jaworski, 46, was elected along with fellow equestrian Gerardo Werthein of Argentina to a five-year term. Their term commenced at the end of the virtual session. She along with Werthein will replace Sergey Bubka and Ser Miang Ng, respectively.

Jaworski has served as the country's representative to the IOC since 2013. Prior to her election, she had been serving various posts within the IOC, including a member of the Tokyo and Paris Olympics coordinating committee and Commissions for Communications, the Olympic Channel, and Olympic Education.

Her election also hiked female representation of in the Executive Board to a third of the total membership.

The former equestrienne, who is the eldest daughter of former Philippine Olympic Committee president Eduardo Cojuangco, was a gold medalist in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea and in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She also became champion in the 2011 FEI World Dressage Challenge. She has also been a member of the Athletes' Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia since 2011, and was named the Philippine Sportswriters Association's Sportswoman of the Year in 2002.

The IOC Executive Board was founded in 1921 and is the composed of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents, and ten members. It is tasked with managing the affairs of the IOC.