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. Biographies and portraits of the new IIHF Council will follow soon.

Henrik Bach Nielsen


Igor Nemecek



Igor Nemecek  Close Biography
Born on August 28, 1961 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Finishing his studies at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Nemecek began to work for Slovan Bratislava and after the military service he continued at the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation as a Sports Manager responsible for the Junior National Teams. For several years he had worked as the head coach of ice hockey teams in Austria and Italy.

In 1999 Nemecek accepted the offer to work for the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation as General Secretary. These were the successful years of achieving the silver (2000), gold (2002) and bronze medals (2003) at the IIHF World Championships.

In 2001 he also joined the Slovak Olympic Committee where he is the Vice President and responsible for winter sports.

The highlight of his professional career was the year 2011. He was the General Secretary of the successful 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava and Kosice and at the same time he was elected the President of the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.

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