Lausanne, Switzerland: The 48th Congress of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will be held virtually on 4-5 November. The meeting of FIH’s supreme body includes the election of the new FIH President and of Executive Board Ordinary Members. The full agenda is available here.
The candidates for the elections, which will take place on 5 November, are:
For the position of FIH President:
- Marc Coudron, BEL
- Mohammad Tayyab Ikram, MAC
For the positions of Executive Board (EB) Ordinary Member:
- Female Members (2 positions):
- Maureen Craig-Rousseau, TTO (candidate for re-election)
- Elizabeth Safoa King, GHA (candidate for re-election)
- Marion Rodewald, GER
- Male Members (2 positions):
- Hiroya Anzai, JPN
- Walter Krämer, CHI
- Simon Mason, ENG
- Piotr Wilkonski, POL
- John Williamson, NZL
- Deon Morgan, RSA
Please note that David Wansbrough, AUS, has withdrawn his candidacy for an EB position.
Four positions as EB Members of the FIH Executive Board will be elected at the Congress, or five if current EB Member Mohammad Tayyab Ikram is elected as President. The mandates of the EB members who will be elected on 5 November 2022 will run until the 2026 FIH Congress. If there is a fifth position as EB Member to be elected, the term of office of that member will be of two years to take over the remaining two years of Mohammad Tayyab Ikram as an EB Member.
The duration of the term of the new FIH President will be of 2 years, in order to complete the mandate of previous FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra who resigned on 18 July.
The FIH Executive Board consists of:
- The FIH President;
- Eight Ordinary members - four female and four male Members -, one half being renewed every two years;
- An Athletes’ Representative;
- The Presidents of the Continental Federations;
- The FIH CEO;
- Any (non-voting) member co-opted onto the Executive Board pursuant to Article 7.1(c)
of the FIH Statutes.
Elections will be conducted via e-voting (art. 6.3 c) FIH Statutes) and overseen by the FIH Elections Oversight Panel (EOP), as stipulated in the FIH Elections Manual (art. 11). UK company Lumi will operate the e-voting process. Furthermore, FIH has appointed an independent notary (from UK firm Cheeswrights Scrivener Notaries LLP), who will chair and oversee the election process. His powers are delegated by the Elections Oversight Panel.
As specified in the FIH Statutes (article 2.2(a)(ii)), newly approved Members present at Congress will have the right to participate in meetings of Congress and to cast a vote on resolutions put to Congress. This year, the Indonesian Hockey Federation (PP FHI) is applying for membership.
On the eve of the Congress, all delegates have been invited to join a virtual conference – titled “Stronger Together” - organised by FIH where major topics such as fan engagement, innovation, sustainability and development will be discussed.
The FIH Congress will be streamed live on Watch.Hockey.
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