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

Zsuzsanna Kolbenheyer

 Council
 Member
 (HUN)
  Biography



Marta Zawadzka

 Council
 Member
 (POL)
  Biography

Henrik Bach Nielsen

 Council
 Member
 (DEN)
 Biography



Luc Tardif

 Council
 Member
 (FRA)
 Biography

Vladislav Tretiak

 Council
 Member
 (RUS)
Biography



Luc Tardif   Close Biography

Born on March 29, 1953 in Trois-Rivières, Canada. Tardif played ice hockey in his native country from age 3 to university level. He came to Europe in 1975 where he played in Brussels (Belgium) before moving to France in 1978 to play for Chamonix and later Rouen.

After his player career, the dual Canadian-French citizenship holder was in charge of Rouen’s youth ice hockey program for several years. In 2000, he was appointed head of the ice hockey department at the French Ice Sports Federation. In 2006, he was elected as first President of the newly created French Ice Hockey Federation, a position he was re-elected for in 2010.

An IIHF Sport Committee member since 2008, he is also strongly involved in the French Olympic Committee and was named Chef de Mission of the French delegation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.



Petr Briza

 Council
 Member
 (CZE)
  Biography

Ron DeGregorio

 Council
 Member
 (USA)
  Biography



Sergej Gontcharov

 Council
 Member
 (BLR)
  Biography

Franz Reindl

 Council
 Member
 (GER)
  Biography



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