ACO President Pierre Fillon has been made a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur, in French, un Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur as part of the New Year’s honours in France.

The decree, the highest civil honour in France, was issued by President Hollande on December 30th 2016 and grants the honour to Dr.Fillon for 28 years services as an Ophthalmic Doctor and also mentions his role at the ACO. 

M. Fillon has served on the board of the ACO since 2006 and became President in 2012, the first year of the World Endurance Championship.