Mr. Felipe Vicini, alongside Luisín Mejía, Armando Soldevila, the new CEO to CRESO, and Antonio Acosta, during Soldevila’s presentation to his new functions in the organization.
CRESO announced the designation of Armando Soldevila as its new CEO, during a launching ceremony hosted in the headquarters of the Dominican Olympic Committee.
The meeting, presided by Felipe Vicini, CRESO Chairman, alongside Luisin Mejia and Antonio Acosta, chairman and secretary-general respectively of the Dominican Olympic Committee, featured the attendance of the 15 sports federations sponsored by the program.
The announcement was made by Felipe Vicini from CRESO; Vicini pointed out that this designation was made to boost the organization and to bring more closeness between athletes and federations.
Mejía Oviedo affirmed that this new phase poses a long-term challenge for the COD, as well as the federations and CRESO.
The appointment of the new CEO forms part of CRESO’s plan to strengthen its strategies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and the new phase to begin once next year’s games finish, setting their sights on Tokyo 2020.
Since its creation in 2009, CRESO has invested magnanimous efforts to increase the athletic and academic conditions of the main Dominican athletes.
Currently, CRESO sponsors 15 disciplines: Athletics, boxing, fencing, golf, gymnastics, judo, weight lifting, wrestling, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis or ping-pong, basketball, karate and horseback riding.
CRESO is a non-profit entity that invests in the sporting development of high-performance athletes, together with an academic education that seeks, through their investment in the discipline per se, to promote leadership skills development and model citizens. The program is sponsored by nine companies that have merged efforts in favor of sports and Dominican athletes. The CRESO partners include: Central Romana, Claro, Ferquido, Banco Popular, Rica, Grupo SID, Universal, V Energy, Sol Petroleum and VICINI.