Oceania increase to two on BWF Council

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


Oceania elected our own Vice President, Geraldine Brown prior to yesterdays 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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