Gold Coast, Australia, May 7, 2019: Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), today elected to the ASOIF Council at its General Assembly held during the SportAccord World Sport and Business Forum in the Gold Coast (AUS).
The Belgian native, who elected in the first round of voting, also a member of the ASOIF Governance Task Force which created in November 2015 to promote and ensure a culture of good governance within International Federations.
Ingmar De Vos, whose mandate will run through to 2023, was one of seven candidates running for election for three vacancies on the Council.
Also standing for election were Kim Anderson, World Sailing (WS); Marisol Casado, International Triathlon Union (ITU);
Vladimir Lisin, International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF); José Perurena, International Canoe Federation (ICF); Jean-Christophe Rolland, World Rowing (FISA) and Morinari Watanabe, International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).
Marisol Casado and Morinari Watanabe elected in the first round of voting, alongside Ingmar De vos.
The ICF President José Perurena, who was originally standing for re-election together with Marisol Casado, withdrew prior to today’s vote, leaving six candidates.
The eight-member Council now made up of ASOIF President Ricci Bitti (ITA);
Professor Dr Uğur Erdener (TUR), President of World Archery (WA); Marisol Casado (ESP); Sebastien Coe (GBR), President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF);
Nenad Lalovic (SER), President of United World Wrestling (UWW); FEI President Ingmar De Vos; Morinari Watanabe (JPN); and Andrew Ryan (GBR), ASOIF Executive Director.
The ASOIF Council is responsible for preparing and conducting the General Assembly as well as implementing its decisions.
The Council composes of the President, six elected members from different Federations, as well as the ASOIF Executive Director, who nominates by the Council on the proposal of the President as an executive position but does not hold voting rights.
The President and the six members elect for four-year mandates.
Two of the three vacancies that filled today became available following the completion of the terms of Marisol Casado and José Perurena, and the third was as a result of the sudden death last year of former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
“I very glad that the FEI President Ingmar De Vos elected to the ASOIF Council today”, ASOIF President Ricci Bitti said after the election.
“Ingmar has been a great contributor to ASOIF’s various projects, including the Governance Task Force, Governance Support and Monitoring Unit, Role of International Federations, and I am confident he will continue to bring expertise to ASOIF’s work as a Council Member.” —- FEI