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



Kalervo Kummola   Close Biography

Kalervo Kummola was born on November 21, 1945. He has served as an IIHF Council Member since 1998. Kummola worked as Managing Director of the Finnish Hockey League between 1975 and 1987. He has been a board member of the Finnish Ice Hockey Association since 1975, and was elected as Vice President in 1990 and as President in 1997.

Kummola played hockey as goaltender in lower division clubs in his home town Turku before taking his first job as club chairman at the age of 21. At age 23, Kummola took over as President of Kiekko-67 in the top Finnish ice hockey league, becoming the youngest president of an ice hockey club in Finland. He has been a member of the IIHF Sport Committee from 1982 until 1998 and has served as the Finnish delegate to the IIHF Congresses since 1976. He is Chairman of the IIHF Championship Structure, Championship Bid and Disciplinary Committees. In 1999, Kummola became a Member of Parliament in Finland, serving until 2003.



Thomas Wu

 Vice President
 (HKG)
 Biography

Beate Grupp

 Council
 Member
 (GER)
 Biography



Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer

 Council
 Member
 (HUN)
 Biography

Frank Gonzalez

 Council
 Member
 (ESP)
Biography



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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