Rio 2016 hires its own

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Leonardo Gryner has been promoted to general director of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organising Committee, from his former position within the organisation as communications and marketing director.

"Leonardo Gryner was with us in all stages of the process, and knows the Rio 2016 project in detail. The IOC Coordination Commission evaluation showed that the Rio 2016 Games organisation is on the right track and, in this new position, Leonardo Gryner will be crucial for us to face the challenges of the coming years", said Rio 2016 president Carlos Arthur Nuzman. Rio 2016 will be helped in selecting a new communications and marketing director by recruitment firm Odgers & Berndtson. Since February 2010, Odgers & Berndtson and Deloitte has been helping the organising committee create its organisational and staff structure.

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