Speaker Profile

FISCHER Laurence

Ambassador for Sport in France
(since 1 July 2019)

PROFILE

born 7 November 1973 at L’Union (France)
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Laurence Fischer is a karateka who specialised in the kumite category of + 60kg. She has won three karate world championships: two in individual and one in team.

She graduated from the Graduate School of Economics and Business and is strongly committed to education through sport.

Her international career spanned from 1995 to 2006 and she won her first world title in 1998, then her first European title in 1999. Alongside her high-level sports career, she joined the Sports Department of the City of Marseille in 1998. In 2006, the last year of her studies and international career, she won all the major competitions: the Paris Open, the French Championships, the European Championships and the World Championships.

Laurence is the founder and former president of the Fight for Dignity NGO created in March 2017 which sets up sport and social programs specifically adapted to women victims of violence.

Since 2019 she was also named as an Ambassador for Sport in France.