Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges has been Chief Executive Officer of The Hong Kong Jockey Club since February 2007. Internationally, he is Vice Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the world's highest thoroughbred racing authority, and Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation (ARF), which comprises over 20 member racing jurisdictions and promotes horseracing within Asia. Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges is also a member of the Advisory Board of Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., organiser of the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen.
In April 2006 Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges was appointed to the Board of the Equestrian Events (Hong Kong) of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Co Ltd, the company charged with managing the operations of the 2008 Olympic equestrian events in Hong Kong. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 2009 and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2016. He is a Board Member of the Community Chest and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Management Association.
Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges joined the Club in 1998 as Director of Racing and was appointed Executive Director, Racing in 2000, at which time his portfolio was extended to include responsibility for the Property Department. During this period he played a significant role in uplifting the quality and profile of Hong Kong horse racing to world-class standards.
Prior to joining the Club, Mr Engelbrecht-Bresges spent six years as CEO of the governing body of German horse racing and breeding, whose members include the representatives of racecourses, the Trainers and Jockeys Association and the German Breeders and Owners Association. A graduate from the University of Cologne in Economics, Finance, Statistics, Insurance and Business Administration, he has had a lifelong passion for horseracing and breeding thoroughbreds. He is also an avid football fan, and played football professionally in Germany before graduation.
Last update: 7 March 2017
Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges GBS JP