FEI PRESS RELEASE
Lausanne (SUI), 21 November 2011
Michał Wróblewski (1948 – 2011)
IN MEMORIAM: Michał WRÓBLEWSKI (POL), 1948-2011
Michał Wróblewski, Secretary General of the Polish Equestrian Federation and Board Member of the European Equestrian Federation (EEF), died suddenly on Wednesday 16 November in Rio de Janeiro (BRA) where he had attended the FEI General Assembly the day before.
Michał Wróblewski was born in 1948 in Lodz, central Poland. He studied at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan and the Technical University of Lodz completing degrees in law and engineering. After an impressive career in the textile industry and as a business owner, he joined the Polish Equestrian Federation in 2003. He became the organisation’s Secretary General in 2008.
Mr Wróblewski was passionate about sharing his knowledge of the business world and establishing best practices for National Federation administration with his colleagues from the European Equestrian Federation (EEF). He organised a seminar on this subject for the EEF in Warsaw (POL) earlier this year.
“Michał was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour and a passion for passing on his knowledge to others in the equestrian world,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos said. “He was a valued member of the EEF Board and his passing is a tragic loss, not just to the Polish Equestrian Federation, but to everyone involved in equestrian sport.”
Michał Wróblewski is survived by his wife Grazina, a son Victor, and daughter Agneska. It was Agneska’s love of horses and her involvement with the Polish Horse Breeders Association that originally brought Michał into the equestrian world.
The FEI extends its deepest sympathies to Mr Wróblewski’s family and to the entire Polish equestrian community.