Wolfgang Baumann Elected TAFISA President


Wolfgang Baumann Elected TAFISA President

11 June 2022

Wolfgang Baumann was elected President by the TAFISA General Assembly on Friday 10 June. 

In his acceptance speech, newly elected TAFISA President Wolfgang Baumann thanked the General Assembly and TAFISA members for their trust:


The General Assembly also elected the TAFISA Board of Directors for 2022-2025. For the first time in history, five women are part of the TAFISA Board. 

The composition of the new Board is as follows: 

TAFISA President

  • Mr Wolfgang Baumann, German Olympic Sports Confederation, Germany

TAFISA Treasurer

  • Mr Janez Sodržnik, Olympic Committee of Slovenia – Association of Sports Federations, Slovenia

TAFISA Vice-Presidents

  • Africa - Ms Keenese Neoyame Katisenge, Botswana National Sport Commission, Botswana
  • Americas - Ms Catherine Forde, Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Asia - Mr Herzel Hagay, Israel Sport for All Association, Israel
  • Europe - Mr Denis Karakasis, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Greece
  • Oceania - Ms Cathy Wong, Fiji National Sports Commission, Fiji

TAFISA Board Members - National Members

  • Dr. Wanshik Hong, Sport for All Korea Association, Korea
  • Ms Jacqueline Kronenburg, Knowledge Centre for Sport and Physical Activity, Netherlands
  • Mr Max Tamazawa, TAFISA Japan, Japan
  • Mr Marco Tomasini, Federazione Italiana Sport e Giochi Tradizionali (FIGeST), Italy

TAFISA Board Members - International Members

  • Ms Fiona Johnson, International Dance Organisation, Slovenia

TAFISA Board Members - Supporter Members

  • Prof. Keith George, Liverpool John Moores University, England

TAFISA Secretary General (ex officio)

  • Mr Jean-François Laurent, France
The TAFISA Board of Directors
(from left to right): Jean-François Laurent, Marco Tomasini, Fiona Johnson, Janez Sodržnik, Catherine Forde, Wolfgang Baumann, Herzel Hagay, Jacqueline Kronenburg, Dr. Wanshik Hong, Max Tamazawa


The full results of the TAFISA General Assembly will be shared in the coming days.