Joachim Gossow has been the CEO of the IWGA family since 2010. Based in Duisburg, Germany, he was IWGA Sports Director from 2007 onwards. His first experience with The World Games was in the preparation of the 2005 Games in Duisburg, when he successfully led the Sports Department of the Duisburg Organising Committee.
- 2005 Sport Director, Duisburg Organising Committee of The World Games 2005
- 1999 - 2006 Deputy Chief, Duisburg Sport (Germany)
- 1989-1998 Professional Handball Coach
- Until 1988 Professional Handball Player