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Meet Norbert Rubicsek, the WSF Integrity Commissioner

Norbert Rubicsek joined us in 2022 as WSF Integrity Commissioner. He and his team at CSCF also played an essential part in the Erasmus+SafeShred project the WSF just finished. In his role as WSF Integrity Commissioner he covers a wide field of integrity-related issues. He wants you to know that „the implemented measure are there for the riders, not against them“. 

Find out more about this motivation and background in the interview below.

And be assured that Norbert will always have an open ear for your concerns: 


What is your job as Integrity Commissioner , what do you do exactly?

  • Support the EXCOM in strategic and policy decisions regarding integrity-related issues.
  • Draft integrity-related legal documents.
  • Handle whistle-blowing reports (coming soon).
  • Handle integrity cases.
  • Liaise with disciplinary and law enforcement agencies.

What do you find appealing about this role?

To help WSF protect the riders and itself, and to equip WSF against integrity issues while ensuring that riders and officials understand the potential dangers they may face and how to protect themselves.

What kind of background do you need for a role like this? 

I have 22 years of law enforcement experience, with 20 of those years dedicated to fighting organized crime. Additionally, I am a qualified lawyer.

Anything you would like to share with WSF members and riders and interested parties? 

Guys, the integrity measures are here for you, to protect you, not against you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or WSF if you have any issues that need to be resolved.

What fascinates you about snowboarding?

I love the way everyone in snowboarding approaches life and the sport: with a lot of humor, coolness, and less seriousness than we usually have. There is a lot to learn.

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WSF Team Update: New WSF Communication Team

New on board is Digital Marketing & Social Media expert Huguette Fakhry from Lebanon, multiple Lebanese Champion in Snowboarding and Cross Country Skiing (true fact!). She grew up in the northern part of the country with slopes just minutes away. Next to her love and passion for Snowboarding, she volunteers since years for the Lebanese Red Cross as Emergency Medical Technician.



Heading up the communication team is PR & Marketing specialist Birgit Gruber (Austria) who joins the WSF with over 25 years of experience within the snowboarding industry. From falling in love with Snowboarding as teenager in the early 90ies she turned her passion into her job. Couple of years at the ISF (International Snowboard Federation) were followed by 14 years as PR Manager for Burton Europe in Innsbruck. Since 2017 she is running her own agency focusing on Event PR and is happy to return to her federation roots as WSF Communications Manager to support the sport we all love in the best possible way.


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