AHF CEO Ikram, Belgium’s Coudron files nominations for FIH president’s post

Egypt's Seif Ahmed is currently the acting president of FIH following Narinder Batra's resignation from the top post last month.

The FIH said in a statement that four positions in the FIH Executive Board will be elected at the Congress, or five if current Board Member Mohammad Tayyab Ikram is elected as president

The FIH said in a statement that four positions in the FIH Executive Board will be elected at the Congress, or five if current Board Member Mohammad Tayyab Ikram is elected as president | Photo Credit:  Marcelo Endelli

Egypt's Seif Ahmed is currently the acting president of FIH following Narinder Batra's resignation from the top post last month.

Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) CEO Mohammad Tayyab Ikram and Belgium's Marc Coudron have filed their nominations for the International Hockey Federation's president's post, the elections for which will be held during the 48th FIH Congress on November 5.

Egypt's Seif Ahmed is currently the acting president of FIH following Narinder Batra's resignation from the top post last month.

Batra, who became FIH president in 2016, resigned last month and also quit as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief. He also gave up his International Olympic Committee (IOC) membership which was directly linked with his IOA position.

The FIH said in a statement that four positions in the FIH Executive Board will be elected at the Congress, or five if current Board Member Mohammad Tayyab Ikram is elected as president.

"The mandates of the EB members who will be elected on November 5 will run until the 2026 FIH Congress. If there is a fifth position as EB Member to be elected, the term of office of that member will be of two years to take over the remaining two years Mohammad Tayyab Ikram as an EB Member," the world body said.

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The duration of the term of the new FIH president will be for two years, in order to complete the mandate of the previous chief, Batra who resigned on July 18.

"In accordance with the FIH Regulations, the nominations will now be submitted to the FIH Elections Oversight Panel (EOP) by FIH CEO Thierry Weil. The aim of the EOP is to ensure that the FIH elections are carried out in a fair and transparent manner consistent with the FIH Statutes, Integrity Code, Elections Manual and General Regulations. Any nomination has to be approved by the EOP before being validated."

The FIH Executive Board consists of a president; eight ordinary members - four female and four male - one half being renewed every two years; an athletes' representative; Presidents of the Continental Federations; CEO; any (non-voting) member co-opted onto the Executive Board pursuant to Article 7.1(c) of the FIH Statutes.

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