The Japan Ice Hockey Federation has announced that Mr. Akihisa Mizuno will assume the leadership of the Japan Ice Hockey Federation as President, succeeding Mr. Kenichi Chizuka. The change was approved last weekend at the JIHF General and Council meetings held on 23 - 24 September.
Mizuno, 64, has also been serving also as Chairman of the Board and Representative Director in Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. After joining Chubu in 1978, he held various positions including Manager of Chubu's office in Washington and General Manager of the International Business Department. He also served as Consultant for the World Bank. He has been the Chairman and Director at Chubu Electric Power Company, Incorporated since June 2015 and June 2008 respectively.
In addition to Mizuno, Mr. Tsutomu Hanzawa was appointed as the new JIHF New General Secretary. He is a former player for the national team, who represented Japan in the Olympics in 1972, 1976 and 1980.