Melitón Sanchez

Melitón Sanchez




  • Chief Accountant, Director of Internal Auditing and Inspector of Public Spending, La Bizkayna. S.A., chain of supermarkets and industries (1957-1976)
  • President and partner of Sanchez, Rivas y Asociados, S.A., Certified Public Accountants (1976-Present)

Sports Administration

  • President of Panamanian Softball Association (1972-2010)
  • Chief of Mission Panama at 1972, 1976 Olympics
  • Chief of Mission Panama at 1975, 1979 Pan American Games 
  • President of Panama Olympic Committee (1982-2007)
  • President of Panama Olympic Academy (1996-2008)
  • Member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) (1998-2015)
  • President of Central American Sports Organisation (ORDECA) (2001-2010)

WBSC History

  • Vice President
  • Global Ambassador (2017-Present)

Awards  & Distinctions

  • Order of Merit by Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)
  • Hall of Fame of International Softball Federation (ISF) (1991)
  • Honorary citizen of Panama City, Caracas, Cochabamba (BOL)

*WBSC Executive Board end-of-term mandate: 2021