Board of directors

The TAFISA Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly every four years for a four-year term.
The last election was held on 16th November 2017 in Seoul, Korea.

The Board of Directors consists of the following:

  • the President,
  • four Vice-Presidents,
  • the Treasurer,
  • the Secretary General,
  • up to five other members.

At least two members of the Board of Directors are to be female, and two are to be male. The four Vice Presidents are to come from different continents (Americas – Asia/Oceania – Africa – Europe). Honorary Presidents and Honorary Members may be invited to the Board of Directors but do not have the right to vote. The Board may also appoint Commissioners or Special Advisors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2021

Prof. Dr. Ju-Ho CHANG

Prof. Dr. Ju-Ho CHANG
PRESIDENT

Korea
Sport for All Korea Association (SAKA)

Mr. Guoyong Liu

Mr. Guoyong LIU
VICE PRESIDENT

China
All China Sport for All Association

Mr. Peter BARENDSE

Mr. Peter BARENDSE
VICE PRESIDENT

The Netherlands
Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (KCSportNL)

Mr. Leonard THADEO

Mr. Leonard THADEO
VICE PRESIDENT

Tanzania
Ministry of Information, Youth, Culture & Sports

Mrs. Catherine FORDE

Mrs. Catherine FORDE
VICE PRESIDENT

Trinidad & Tobago
Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC)

Mr. Herzel HAGAY

Mr. Herzel HAGAY
TREASURER

Israel
ISRAEL SPORT FOR ALL ASSOCIATION

Mr. Wolfgang BAUMANN

Mr. Wolfgang BAUMANN
SECRETARY GENERAL

Germany
TAFISA

Prof. Dr. Yasuo Yamaguchi

Prof. Dr. Yasuo YAMAGUCHI
BOARD MEMBER

Japan
TAFISA Japan

Dr. Mitra Rouhi DEHKORDI

Dr. Mitra Rouhi DEHKORDI
BOARD MEMBER

Iran
Sport For All Federation

Mr. Solly Solomon Reikeletseng

Mr. Solly Solomon REIKELETSENG
BOARD MEMBER

Botswana
Botswana National Sport Commission

Mr. Dionysios (Denis) KARAKASIS

Mr. Dionysios (Denis) KARAKASIS
BOARD MEMBER

Greece
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, CULTURE & SPORTS

Mr. Janez Sodrznik

Mr. Janez SODRZNIK
BOARD MEMBER

Slovenia
Olympic Committee of Slovenia

COMMISSIONERS, SPECIAL ADVISORS & OTHER APPOINTED POSITIONS

Prof. Dr. Peter KAPUSTIN

Prof. Dr. Peter KAPUSTIN
COMMISSIONER EDUCATION

Germany

Prof. Dr. Heinz ZIELINSKI

Prof. Dr. Heinz ZIELINSKI
COMMISSIONER POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Germany

Mr. Jorma SAVOLA

Mr. Jorma SAVOLA
SPECIAL ADVISOR ACTIVE CITIES

Finland
Finnish Sport For All Association

Mr. Wim FLORIJN

Mr. Wim FLORIJN
SPECIAL ADVISOR FOR THE 2018
EUROPEAN GAMES

Netherlands
NISB (retired)

Hon. Brian DIXON

Hon. Brian DIXON
SPECIAL ADVISOR FOR STRATEGIC POLICY

Australia
LIFE BE IN IT INTERNATIONAL (retired)

HONORARY PRESIDENTS AND MEMBERS

Prof. Dr. Jürgen PALM

Prof. Dr. Jürgen PALM (deceased)
Honorary President

Germany

Dr. Kang-Too LEE

Dr. Kang-Too LEE
Honorary President

KOREA
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPORT FOR ALL

Prof. Man-lip Choy
Honorary President

Korea

Honorary Members:

Mrs. Comfort Nwankwo, Nigeria
Dr. Shang-hi Rhee, Korea
Dr. Thomas Ta-Chou-Huang, Chinese Taipei
Mr. Russ Kisby (Deceased), Canada
Mr. Isaac Braz, Israel
Mr. Joel Raynaud, France
Dr. Oscar Azuero Ruiz, Colombia
Dr. Ewa Suska, Poland
Mr. Wim Florijn, Netherlands
Mr. Jorma Savola, Finland
Hon. Brian Dixon, Australia
Prof. Erdal Zorba
Mr. Jianzhong Feng