IIHF Council

Presidents, Vice Presidents and Council Members 2016 - 2020

The General Congress elects the President, three Vice Presidents and nine Council Members for a four-year term. The General Secretary is a non-voting member of the IIHF Council. Click below to see the 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



 

Beate Grupp  Close Biography
Beate Grupp became one of the two first women to join the IIHF Council at the IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in 2003. She was most recently re elected at the 2012 General Congress in Tokyo, Japan.

Grupp, born on April 5, 1965 in Geislingen, Germany, served as the team doctor of Germany’s national women’s team since for many years. Grupp started practicing medicine in 1992 and in 1995 went on to get her degree with a Sports Medicine emphasis.

Currently, she works in Geislingen with her private practice where she focuses on physical therapy, sports medicine and orthopedics. She speaks English, French and German.

Marta Zawadzka

 Council
 Member
 (POL)
  Biography

Henrik Bach Nielsen

 Council
 Member
 (DEN)
 Biography



Petr Briza

 Council
 Member
 (CZE)
  Biography

Ron DeGregorio

 Council
 Member
 (USA)
  Biography



Sergej Gontcharov

 Council
 Member
 (BLR)
  Biography

Franz Reindl

 Council
 Member
 (GER)
  Biography



Luc Tardif

 Council
 Member
 (FRA)
  Biography

Vladislav Tretiak

 Council
 Member
 (RUS)
Biography



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