Amélie Oudéa-Castéra Reveals Her Salary as Former CEO of the French Tennis Federation
Updated November 16, 2023 at 10:27 p.m.
Controversy Surrounding Amélie Oudéa-Castéra’s Salary
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the Sports Minister, addressed questions about her remuneration during her tenure as the general director of the French Tennis Federation (FFT) in a parliamentary hearing on Thursday. The controversy arose after Gilles Moretton, the president of the FFT, provided vague details about Oudéa-Castéra’s salary, leading to a report of perjury.
Clarifying the Salary Details
Oudéa-Castéra took the opportunity during her appearance before the deputies to disclose the exact amount of her salary at the FFT, confirming Moretton’s previous statements. She explained that when she was the executive director at Carrefour, her overall salary was approximately 1.4 million euros per year. In comparison, at the FFT, she received a fixed amount of 400,000 euros gross and 100,000 euros variable, totaling 500,000 euros. This aligns with Moretton’s claim that she had “divided her salary by three” when transitioning to the FFT.
Transition from Elected Official to General Director
Oudéa-Castéra shared insights into her recruitment process, stating that Moretton had persistently asked her to take on the role of general director before she eventually accepted. She resigned from her position as an elected official and officially started her role as CEO after finalizing the terms of her employment contract. In May 2022, she left the FFT to become the Minister of Sports, Olympic, and Paralympic Games.
No Taxpayer Money Involved
Oudéa-Castéra emphasized that her salary at the FFT did not involve any taxpayer money. She highlighted the efficient business model of the FFT and Roland-Garros, which generated 100 million euros in revenue. She acknowledged that the 500,000 euros may seem high compared to the living standards of the French and the standards of remuneration in sports. However, she pointed out that the overall remuneration for all executives and staff at the Tennis Federation is higher than in most other sports organizations.
Published on November 16, 2023 at 7:44 p.m. Updated November 16, 2023 at 10:27 p.m.
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