New BWF Council Elected For 2013-2017

The new Badminton World Federation Council for the next four years has been elected.

The continental confederation Vice Presidents were elected by their respective confederations prior to today’s Annual General Meeting. Emma Mason was also selected as a Council Member by virtue of becoming Chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.

Paul Kurzo was re-elected unopposed as Vice President for Para-Badminton.

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The full BWF Council is as follows:

President – Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) *

Deputy President – Gustavo Salazar Delgado (Peru)

* Please note the new BWF President’s name is officially Poul-Erik Hoyer (right; BWF home page being congratulated by his predecessor, Dr. Kang Young Joong).
Continental Confederation Vice Presidents

Africa – Dagmawit Berhane

Asia – Liu Fengyan

Europe – Gregory Verpoorten

Oceania – Geraldine Brown

Pan America – Vishu Tolan

Paul Kurzo – Vice President Para-Badminton

Emma Mason – Chair of BWF Athletes’ Commission

The 17 persons below were elected by the BWF membership today. They are listed by name, country and number of votes polled (highest total first).

Akhilesh Das Gupta – India – 259

Etienne Thobois – France – 255

Sergey Shakhray – Russia – 254

Li Ling Wei – China – 253

Mehdi Karbasian – Iran – 244

Lim Teong Kiat – Malaysia – 233

David Cabello – Spain – 171

Peter Tarcala – Slovakia – 168

Raj Gaya – Mauritius – 168

Jassem Kanso – Lebanon – 166

Nigel Skelt – New Zealand – 164

Nora Perry – England – 164

Ranjit De Silva – Sri Lanka – 164

Chipo Zumburani – Zimbabwe – 162

Lawrence Chew – Switzerland – 162

Wayne Somers – Canada – 157

Ng Yoke Weng – Singapore – 156

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