Saturday, May 18, 2013
Text by Gayle Alleyne | Edwin Leung
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.
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).