Aivaz Omorkanov

Aivaz Omorkanov

Aivaz Omorkanov was born on 2 June 1996 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and is the youngest council member the IIHF ever had. He was elected as Vice-President Asia & Oceania on 25 September 2021. Before being elected into the IIHF Council he served as General Secretary as well as Public Relations Manager for the Ice Hockey Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic.

As a former national team player his big passion and engagement in sports off the ice leads also to honorary awards of Kyrgyzstan such as the honorary award for the development of sports and fight and contribution against Covid-19.

Aivaz Omorkanov studied international economics and trade at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics in China, received his Bachelor in Law at the Kyrgyz National University and made his Master for International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan. In the private industry he worked as manager in a construction company.

Aivaz Omorkanov is fluent in English, Chinese, Russian and Kyrgyz. Beside his work he developed a passion for triathlon and qualified for the ironman 70.3 World Championships.