IIHF Council

Presidents, Vice Presidents and Council Members 2012 - 2016

The General Congress elects the President, three Vice Presidents and seven Council Members for a four or five-year term. The General Secretary is a non-voting member of the IIHF Council. Click on the links below for biographies of the council members.

René Fasel

 President
 (SUI)
 Biography

Horst Lichtner

 General
 Secretary 
 (GER)
 Biography



Kalervo Kummola

 Vice President
 (FIN)
 Biography

Bob Nicholson

 Vice President
 (CAN)
 Biography



Thomas Wu

 Vice President
 (HKG)
 Biography

Beate Grupp

 Council
 Member
 (GER)
 Biography



Ernest Aljancic

 Council
 Member
 (SLO)
 Biography

Frank Gonzalez

 Council
 Member
 (ESP)
Biography



Ernest Aljancic   Close Biography


Born on May 31, 1945 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (Slovenia). Aljancic played ice hockey for 15 years for HC Olimpija in Ljubljana and played six games with the national team of former Yugoslavia. He also played handball on the youth national team level and worked later with the national skiing program of Slovenia before returning to ice hockey in the capacity of vice-president of the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association, HZS, in 1994. Elected president of HZS three years later in 1997, and a member of the executive Committee of the Slovenian Olympic Committee (NOC). Was named a Life President of the Slovenian Ice Hockey Association in 2006. Ernest Aljancic is lawyer by profession.



Christer Englund

 Council
 Member
 (SWE)
 Biography

Tony Rossi

 Council
 Member
 (USA)
 Biography



Henrik Bach Nielsen

 Council
 Member
 (DEN)
 Biography

Igor Nemecek

 Council
 Member
 (SVK)
 Biography



Luc Tardif

 Council
 Member
 (FRA)
 Biography

Vladislav Tretiak

 Council
 Member
 (RUS)
Biography



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