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



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.

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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