New BWF Council elected for 2013-2017

Written by  Monday, 20 May 2013 20:51

The following persons have been elected to the Badminton World Federation Council for the next four years.


N.B. 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.


President – Poul-Erik Hoyer (Denmark) *
Deputy President – Gustavo Salazar Delgado (Peru)


* Please note the new BWF President’s name is officially Poul-Erik Hoyer


Continental Confederation Vice Presidents

Africa – Dagmawit Berhane
Asia – Liu Fengyan
Europe – Gregory Verpoorten
Oceania – Geraldine Brown
Pan America – Vishnu 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).


Akhilesh Das Gupta – India – 259
Etienne Thobois – France – 255
Sergey Shakhray – Russia – 254
Li Ling Wei - China – 253
Mehdi Karbasian – Iran – 244
Lim Teong Kiat – Malaysia – 233
David Cabello – Spain – 171
Peter Tarcala – Slovakia – 168
Raj Gaya – Mauritius – 168
Jassem Kanso – Lebanon – 166
Nigel Skelt – New Zealand – 164
Nora Perry – England – 164
Ranjit De Silva – Sri Lanka – 164
Chipo Zumburani – Zimbabwe – 162
Lawrence Chew – Switzerland – 162
Wayne Somers – Canada – 157
Ng Yoke Weng – Singapore – 156




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