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



Shoichi Tomita

 Vice President
 (JPN)
 Biography

Kalervo Kummola

 Vice President
 (FIN)
 Biography



Shoichi Tomita   Close Biography
Shoichi Tomita is one of the IIHF officials who had been active on the ice. The IIHF Vice President born on 1 January 1936 in Tokyo (Japan) played for 15 years as goalkeeper in the top league in Japan and competed with the Japanese national team in the 1960 Olympic tournament and in the 1962 world championship.

He has been working in official functions for his national association, first as Management Director and recently as Executive Director. He is a member of the Japanese Olympic Committee. Shoichi Tomita is a member of the IIHF Council since 1978 and Vice President since 1994. He is chairman of the IIHF Asian Oceanic and Development Committees and member of the Executive Committee.



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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