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. [1]

IHF Council
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersBasel, Switzerland Switzerland
Official language
English
President
Hassan Moustafa Egypt
1st Vice-President
Joël Delplanque France
Main organ
IHF Congress
Parent organization
International Handball Federation
SubsidiariesIHF Executive Committee
Staff (2017 – 2021)
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Websitewww.IHF.info

CompositionEdit

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

Designation Name Country
President Hassan Moustafa   Egypt
1st Vice-President Joël Delplanque   France
Vice-Presidents Bader Mohammed Al-Theyab   Kuwait
Michael Wiederer   Austria
Mansourou Aremou   Benin
Treasurer Anna Rapp   Sweden
Executive Members Narcisa Lecușanu   Romania
František Táborský   Czech Republic
Chairperson of IHF Commission of Organising And Competitions (COC) Per Bertelsen   Denmark
Chairperson of IHF Playing Rules and Referees Commission (PRC) Per Morten Sødal   Norway
Chairperson of IHF Commission of Coaching and Methods (CCM) Dietrich Späte   Germany
Chairperson of IHF Medical Commission (MC) Vacant
Chairperson of IHF Commission for Development (CD) Tomislav Grahovac   Croatia
Chairperson of IHF Athletes' Commission (ATC) Vacant
Representative of AHF Yoshihide Watanabe   Japan
Representative of CAHB Charles Omboumahou   Republic of the Congo
Representative of EHF Predrag Bošković   Montenegro
Representative of OCHF Ricardo Blas   Guam
Representative of NACHC Mario García de la Torre   Mexico
Representative of SCAHC Marcel Mancilla Bravo   Chile

General conditionsEdit

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.[1]

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.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Per Bertelsen   Denmark
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
Vacant
Vacant

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.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Per Morten Sødal   Norway
African Representative Aimé Mbengue   Senegal
Asian Representative Saleh Ashour   United Arab Emirates
European Representative Dragan Nachevski   North Macedonia
Members François García   France
Bjarne Munk Jensen   Denmark
Monika Hagen   Sweden

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.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Dietrich Späte   Germany
African Representative Nahla Boudhina   Tunisia
Asian Representative Chung Hyung-kyun   South Korea
European Representative Péter Kovács   Hungary
Members Jorge Dueñas de Galarza   Spain
Paul Landuré   France
Mats Olsson   Sweden

IHF Medical CommissionEdit

IHF Medical Commission (MC) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Vacant
African Representative Vacant
Asian Representative Vacant
European Representative Vacant
Oceania Representative Vacant
Members Vacant
Vacant
Vacant

IHF Commission for DevelopmentEdit

IHF Commission for Development (CD) is composed of one chairperson and 7 members elected by the IHF Council.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Tomislav Grahovac   Croatia
African Representative Yazid Souadi   Morocco
Asian Representative Sari Hamdan   Jordan
European Representative Helmut Höritsch   Austria
Oceania Representative Makiroa Mitchell-John   Cook Islands
Members Carline Choute   Haiti
Edgar Hubner   Brazil
Vacant

IHF Interim Athletes' CommissionEdit

IHF Athletes' Commission is composed of one chairperson and 4 members elected by the players participating in the Summer Olympic Games every four years.[2]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Karolina Kudłacz-Gloc   Poland
Members Aleh Astrashapkin   Belarus
Marco Oneto   Chile
Vincent Gérard   France
Johannes Bitter   Germany
Gergely Harsányi   Hungary
Crina Pintea   Romania

IHF Arbitration CommissionEdit

IHF Arbitration Commission is composed of one chairperson and 10 members elected by the IHF Congress.[3]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Lovro Badžim   Croatia
Members Mouadh Ben Zaied   Tunisia
Nurul Fazal Bulbul   Bangladesh
Miguel Fernandes   Portugal
Filip Miloshevski   North Macedonia
Elena Borrás Alcaraz   Spain
Elizabeth Ling Yang   Hong Kong
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant

IHF Arbitration TribunalEdit

IHF Arbitration Tribunal is composed of one chairperson and 10 members elected by the IHF Congress.[3]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Zoran Radojičić   Montenegro
Members Abdulla Musfir Al-Hayyan   Kuwait
Agata Dziarnowska   Poland
Pedro Mourão   Portugal
Juan María Pérez-Ortiz   Spain
Maxim Gulevich   Russia
Juan Pablo Montes Mery   Chile
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant
Vacant

IHF Ethics CommissionEdit

IHF Ethics Commission is composed of one chairperson and 5 members elected by the IHF Congress.[3]

Designation Name Country
Chairperson Hussein Moustafa Fathy   Egypt
Members Amatékoé Kangni   Togo
Jorge Pulido Vázquez   Mexico
David Barrufet Bofill   Spain
José Costa   Portugal
Roman Lebedenko   Russia

IHF Beach Handball Working GroupEdit

IHF Beach Handball Working Group (BHWG) is composed of one chairman and 4 members elected by the IHF Council.[4]

Designation Name Country
Chairman Giampiero Masi   Italy
Members Panos Antoniou   Cyprus
Fernando Posada   Spain
Burak Tezcan   Turkey
Saša Kuburović   Serbia

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.[4]

Designation Name Country
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.[4]

Designation Name Country
Chairman František Táborský   Czech Republic
Members Jerzy Eliasz   Poland
Minoru Kino   Japan
Flávio Anderson Pedrosa de Melo   Brazil
Nicole Rabenseifner   Austria

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.[4]

Designation Name Country
Chairwoman Narcisa Lecușanu   Romania
Members Bente Aksnes   Norway
Lyudmila Bodniyeva   Russia
Alexandra do Nascimento   Brazil
Leonor Mallozzi   Portugal
Gulnara Turlykhanova   Kazakhstan

List of IHF Secretary GeneralsEdit

Following is the list of IHF Secretary Generals.[5]

S. No. Name Country Term
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

S. No. Name Country Term
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
  • Sandi Šola was asked by IHF Council to resign during the IHF Council meeting held in Herning (Denmark) on 19 December 2015. Then IHF 1st Vice-President Miguel Roca Mas (Spain) held the charge until the next IHF Congress in 2017.

List of IHF Managing DirectorsEdit

S. No. Name Country Term
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IHF Council". IHF.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "COMMISSIONS". www.ihf.info. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "IHF ADJUDICATING BODIES". www.ihf.info. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "WORKING GROUPS". www.ihf.info. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  5. ^ "IHF Secretary Generals". www.ihf.info. 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-12-19.

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