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



 

Bob Nicholson  Close Biography
Born on May 27, 1953 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. After a long career with Hockey Canada, Nicholson resigned as Hockey Canada's President and CEO to join Edmonton's Oilers Entertainment Group as Vice-Chairman in June 2014 while remaining in his role as IIHF Vice President.

Nicholson was Hockey Canada’s President and CEO from 1998 to 2014. He managed a staff of 95 people within five offices across Canada and oversees all operations for competitions that Canada participates in internationally, including in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program and Olympic Winter Games. He was senior vice-president of the Canadian Hockey Association from 1992 to 1998 and vice-president of programs with the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association from 1990 to 1991.

Before joining the national body, Nicholson was technical director with the British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association from 1979 to 1989. He was inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the City of Penticton’s 55 Award for having brought recognition to the Penticton area through hockey. He played minor hockey and Junior A hockey in Penticton, helped the Penticton Broncos win the BCJHL and B.C.-Alberta championships and played NCAA hockey at Providence College.

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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