The IHF Council is an institution of International Handball Federation (the governing body of handball and beach handball). It is the main decision-making body of the organization in the intervals of IHF Congress. Its members are elected by the IHF Congress. The council is a non-executive, supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for IHF and global handball. 
|International Handball Federation|
|Subsidiaries||IHF Executive Committee|
Staff (2017 – 2021)
The council will be made up of the following individuals:
- IHF President
- IHF 1st Vice-President
- AHF: one vice-president and one member
- CAHB: one vice-president and one member
- EHF: one vice-president and one member
- NACHC: one member
- OCHF: one member
- SCAHC: one member
- IHF Treasurer
- Two IHF Executive Members
- Chairperson of COC
- Chairperson of PRC
- Chairperson of CCM
- Chairperson of CD
- Chairperson of MC
- Chairperson of AC
IHF Council 2021 — 2025Edit
If a continental confederation has at least 15 national federations as full members, it may nominate a council member for the continent that shall be confirmed by the IHF Congress. Each continental confederation may nominate one vice-president if it has at least 23 national federations as full members. The council shall convene at least twice a year. The term of office of council members shall be four years, re-election is possible. In case of urgent business, the president may seek to make resolutions and decisions by mail between council meetings. Council is the body that awards the IHF World Men's Handball Championship and IHF World Women's Handball Championship.
IHF Commission of Organising And CompetitionsEdit
IHF Commission of Organising and Competition (COC) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.
|African Representative||Khaled Hammouda||Egypt|
|Asian Representative||Dr. Ahmed Abu Al-Lail Al-Failakawi||Kuwait|
|European Representative||Peter Sichelschmidt||Germany|
|Members||Mohamed Jaber Al-Mulla||Qatar|
IHF Playing Rules and Referees CommissionEdit
IHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission (PRC) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.
|Chairperson||Per Morten Sødal||Norway|
|African Representative||Aimé Mbengue||Senegal|
|Asian Representative||Saleh Ashour||United Arab Emirates|
|European Representative||Dragan Nachevski||North Macedonia|
|Bjarne Munk Jensen||Denmark|
IHF Commission of Coaching and MethodsEdit
IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.
|African Representative||Nahla Boudhina||Tunisia|
|Asian Representative||Chung Hyung-kyun||South Korea|
|European Representative||Péter Kovács||Hungary|
|Members||Jorge Dueñas de Galarza||Spain|
IHF Medical CommissionEdit
IHF Medical Commission (MC) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.
IHF Commission for DevelopmentEdit
IHF Commission for Development (CD) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.
|African Representative||Yazid Souadi||Morocco|
|Asian Representative||Sari Hamdan||Jordan|
|European Representative||Helmut Höritsch||Austria|
|Oceania Representative||Makiroa Mitchell-John||Cook Islands|
IHF Interim Athletes' CommissionEdit
IHF Arbitration CommissionEdit
|Members||Mouadh Ben Zaied||Tunisia|
|Nurul Fazal Bulbul||Bangladesh|
|Filip Miloshevski||North Macedonia|
|Elena Borrás Alcaraz||Spain|
|Elizabeth Ling Yang||Hong Kong|
IHF Arbitration TribunalEdit
|Members||Abdulla Musfir Al-Hayyan||Kuwait|
|Juan María Pérez-Ortiz||Spain|
|Juan Pablo Montes Mery||Chile|
IHF Ethics CommissionEdit
|Chairperson||Hussein Moustafa Fathy||Egypt|
|Jorge Pulido Vázquez||Mexico|
|David Barrufet Bofill||Spain|
IHF Beach Handball Working GroupEdit
IHF Beach Handball Working Group (BHWG) is composed of one chairman and 4 members elected by the IHF Council.
IHF Handball at School Working GroupEdit
IHF Handball at School Working Group is composed of one chairwoman and 2 members elected by the IHF Council.
|Chairwoman||Ilona Hapkova||Czech Republic|
|Members||Craig Rot||United States|
|Dr. Nabeel Taha Al-Shebab||Bahrain|
|Dr. Gerard Lasierra Aguila||Spain|
IHF Wheelchair Handball Working GroupEdit
IHF Wheelchair Handball Working Group is composed of one chairman and 4 members elected by the IHF Council.
|Chairman||František Táborský||Czech Republic|
|Flávio Anderson Pedrosa de Melo||Brazil|
IHF Women’s Handball Working GroupEdit
IHF Women's Handball Working Group is composed of one chairwoman and 4 members elected by the IHF Council.
|Alexandra do Nascimento||Brazil|
List of IHF Secretary GeneralsEdit
Following is the list of IHF Secretary Generals.
|1.||Carl Filip Borgh||Sweden||11 July 1946 – 9 September 1950|
|2.||Albert Wagner||Switzerland||9 September 1950 – 23 August 1972|
|3.||Max Rinkenburger||West Germany||23 August 1972 – 14 September 1988|
|4.||Raymond Hahn||France||14 September 1988 – 2 December 2004|
|5.||Peter Mühlematter||Switzerland||2 December 2004 – 4 June 2009|
|6.||Joël Delplanque||France||4 June 2009 – 2 May 2011|
|Post abolished on 2 May 2011. Since then the position is managed by a salaried Managing Director.|
|1.||Ms. Amal Khalifa||Egypt||2 May 2011 – Till date|
List of IHF TreasurersEdit
|1.||Wolf Lyberg||Sweden||11 July 1946 – 9 September 1950|
|2.||Jan Krijgsman||Netherlands||9 September 1950 – 27 September 1954|
|3.||Max Rinkenburger||West Germany||27 September 1954 – 23 August 1972|
|4.||Anders Fredslund Pedersen||Denmark||23 August 1972 – 25 July 1984|
|5.||Raymond Hahn||France||25 July 1984 – 14 September 1988|
|6.||Rudi Glock||West Germany||14 September 1988 – 26 November 2000|
|7.||Miguel Roca Mas||Spain||26 November 2000 – 4 June 2009|
|8.||Sandi Šola*||Croatia||4 June 2009 – 19 December 2015|
|Acting||Miguel Roca Mas||Spain||19 December 2015 – 11 November 2017|
|9.||Anna Rapp||Sweden||11 November 2017 – Till date|
List of IHF Managing DirectorsEdit
|1.||Friedhelm Peppmeier||West Germany||1973 – 1984|
|2.||Jörg Bahrke||West Germany||1984 – 1993|
|3.||Frank Birkefeld||Germany||1993 – 2007|
|4.||Ms. Amal Khalifa||Egypt||2007 – Till date|
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- "COMMISSIONS". www.ihf.info. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
- "IHF ADJUDICATING BODIES". www.ihf.info. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
- "WORKING GROUPS". www.ihf.info. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
- "IHF Secretary Generals". www.ihf.info. 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-12-19.