Pierre Ugeux (c. 1914 – 12 January 2009) was a paratrooper during World War II and worked closely with British Intelligence[1] as a Major in the French section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE).[2] He was assigned to work with the famous Comet line Belgian Resistance member Micheline Dumon (code named "Lily" and "Michou") during WWII. They met in London after she had been extracted from Europe in 1944 and ended up marrying the following year. After the war, Ugeux played a significant role in Belgium's gas and electricity industry as director of the Belgian Power Authority.[3]

Pierre Ugeux
President of the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI)
In office
Preceded byPaul Metternich
Succeeded byJean-Marie Balestre
Personal details
Born(c. 1914)
Died12 January 2009(2009-01-12) (aged 94–95)
Saint-Siffret, France
NationalityBelgium Belgian

A passionate motorsports enthusiast, Ugeux was President of the Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI) sports governing body from 1976–1978, which was renamed the Fédération Internationale du Sport Automobile (FISA) after his tenure. His responsibilities at CSI included overseeing all the racing regulations of Formula One.[4] Ugeux was also President of the Royal Automobile Club Belgium (RACB).[5]

References edit

  1. ^ George Watt. Escape from Hitler's Europe: An American Airman behind Enemy Lines. p. 139.
  2. ^ "Micheline Dumon Obituary". The Guardian. 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Décès de Pierre Ugeux, ex-président de la CSI". Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF). 13 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)". MotorSport. April 1976.
  5. ^ "Why has FISA been abolished?". grandprix.com. 1 September 1993. Archived from the original on 28 January 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2017.