Cycling Federation of Nigeria Boss Becomes CISM President


Certified Institute of Sports  Management  (CISM) Nigeria , has appointed the National President of  Cycling Federation of Nigeria , Engr. (Chief) Giandomenico Massari (FCISM), as the new President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institute.

A statement from the institute , signed by the Registrar and Secretary of the Governing Council, Rev. Dr. Stanley  Ihedigbo (FCISM), indicated that the appointment is effective from Monday , August 1st , 2022.

CISM, the first in Africa, for the development and management of human capacity in sporting activities in Nigeria.

Also the professional institute established to professionalize sports management  and  create dynamism in sporting activities in line with global trends.

Prior to this announcement , Engr.  Massari  was the First Vice President and Vice Chairman of the Governing council of the institute.

He joined the sports management institute in  2021 and has been supporting  the growth of CISM.  He is executive member of Africa Cycling Federation and has contributed not in small measure in the development of cycling in Nigeria.

Massari was born on the 22nd November, 1954 in  Ancona, Italy and he has  Higher National Diploma ( HND) in marine engineering in 1974 Italy,Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering 1984,Masters of Science in Electronic Engineering (Computer and Automation) 1991 UK.

He is a member of various professional bodies both in Nigeria and over seas, which are , member, National Society of Chartered Chief Engineers Captain (Italy), member, Internet Society (USA) and senior member, Institute of Electrical/Electronic Engineering (USA).

He also senior member , America Society for Quality (USA), Fellow, Nigeria Society of Nigeria and registered member of Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria.

The sports administrator was conferred the chieftaincy title of Enyioha 1 of Rumuchiorlu, by the Eze of Chiorlu community in Port Harcourt, River States, B.A Worgu.

Apart from  Nigeria ,  he had lived in South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Japan and Indonesia.

Massaricame to Nigeria and joined DANALEC Limited PH Nigeria and he is the brain behind the establishment of Rumuchiorlu Information Technology (IT) centre.

According to him, “I always say that knowledge is power. Knowledge is the new currency. In the sense that the more you know the more you are valued as a person. For that reason, we established an IT Centre to increase the knowledge of the people in the community.

He is also known to give scholarship to children of the less privileged in the community ,  from primary school to the university level. Such underprivileged children that he is personally sponsoring in school include are very important people in the society.

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