President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), Member of the IOC Executive Board, Chairman of the RIOU Expert Council.
President of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), Member of the IOC Executive Board
Born 06 February 1950, Fribourg
University of Fribourg; University of Bern; Diploma in dentistry (1977); Head of a dental practice
Ice hockey, football
Ice-hockey player for Fribourg Gottéron (1960-1972)
Ice-hockey referee (international license) (1972-1982); Chairman of the LSHG (Swiss Ice-Hockey League) referees' commission (1982-1985); Central President of the LSHG (1985-1994); member of the International Ice-Hockey Federation (IIHF) Council (1986); President of the IIHF (1994-); member of the NOC (1992); President of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) (2002-).
Elected as President of an International Federation; Member of the Executive Board (2008-); Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 (2003-2010); member as IF representative of the following Commissions: Olympic Movement (1994-1999), Coordination for the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 (2000-2006); member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1995-), Coordination for the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002 (1996-2002); "IOC 2000" (1999), Medical (2000-), 2009 Congress (2006-2008), Coordination for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014 (2007-).