APC PRESIDENT

Majid Rashed

President, Asian Paralympic Committee

PRESIDENT'S PROFILE

  1. National Positions: –
    • Board Member of Supreme Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
    • Board member of Dubai Sports Council.
    • Vice President of the UAE Paralympic Committee.
    • National Director of the UAE Special Olympics.
  2. Regional & International Positions:-
    • President of the Asian Paralympic Committee.
    • Governing Board Member International Paralympic Committee
    • Board Member of the SOMENA (Special Olympics in Middle East & North Africa) Advisory Council.
    • Regional Advisor for Marketing & Resource Development Committee in the SOMENA (Special Olympics in Middle East & North Africa).
    • Board member of the GCC Organizing Committee for Sports of the Disabled.

Majid Rashed has been involved in sport his whole life. He started his athlete career in 1989, in both athletics and table tennis and quickly moved from local and national level competitions to regional and international events.

After about ten years of experience as an elite para-athlete, Majid was asked to manage the UAE Athletics team at the 1998 Birmingham Athletics World Championships. Since then, he has led with success various teams at a number of national and international events, including in his role of Chef de Mission during the Athens 2004 & London 2012 Paralympic Games.

In addition to his vast sporting experience, Majid has always worked on improving his administrative skills, working closely with the UAE Disabled Sports Federation and the UAE NPC. He became Secretary General for these two organisations in 2008, then Vice-President in 2012. Majid is also CEO of the Dubai Club for the Disabled, a local organisation sponsored by the Dubai Sports Council supporting the rights of people with an impairment to play their developmental role in the community in sports, cultural and social fields.

In these various roles, Majid has gained a lot of experience in the media field both at the national and international level. He has participated in many radio, TV programmes, conferences and forum about raising awareness about sports for people with an impairment and the Paralympic movement, and is also the designated spokesperson of the UAE Disabled Sports Federation.

The combination of his experience as both an athlete and a leader in the administration of sports for people with an impairment served Majid well to be elected as APC President during the 2014 APC General Assembly in Incheon, Korea. He was successfully re-elected in 2019 In Dubai and then again in 2023 in Saudi Arabia. In 2021 he was also elected to the International Paralympic Committee’s Governing Board.

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