Kim Pedersen, aged 50, joins the IIHF in July 2023 from the Danish Ice Hockey Union where he is currently the Interim CEO.
Coming from a long career within ice hockey, Pedersen has held positions as General Manager of the Danish National Teams, Head of Administration and Director of League Operations for Metal Ligaen, the highest-level ice hockey league in Denmark.
He was also a former game official in the Danish Pro League – working with officials in a coaching role for the last 20 years.
His experience also entails having been an IIHF Officiating Coach since 2008 and a member of the IIHF Officiating Committee since 2012.
In 2018, he was also involved in organizing the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as Director of Sports & Competition – at that time the largest single sport event ever staged in Denmark.
Kim will replace IIHF’s current Sport Director, Christian Hofstetter, who is taking over the role of General Secretary of the 2026 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.