RECORD NUMBER 6 SEATS NOW HELD BY WOMEN ON BWF COUNCIL
Six women now hold positions on the Badminton World Federation Council. The lineup includes two IOC members, two world champions, two vice presidents of badminton continental confederations and the Chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission.
The women Council members are Dagmawit Girmay Berhane (Ethiopia; Vice President of Africa Confederation); Geraldine Brown (Australia; Vice President of Oceania Confederation); Li Lingwei (China), Emma Mason (Scotland; Athletes’ Commission Chair), Nora Perry (England) and Chipo Zumburani (Zimbabwe). The two continental vice-presidents, in addition to Mason, automatically became BWF Council members prior to Saturday’s elections, by virtue of heading their respective organisations, while Li, Perry and Zumburani were elected by delegates attending the BWF Council’s 74th Annual General Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(left to right): Nora Perry, Li Lingwei, Emma Mason, Dagmawit Girmay Berhane, Chipo Zumburani and Geraldine Brown
Newly-elected BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer has already appointed four of his women colleagues to either Committee Chair or Deputy Committee Chair positions on the BWF Council.
These are as follows:
Dagmawit Girmay Berhane – IOC/International Relations (IR) Deputy Chair
Geraldine Brown – Women in Badminton (WIB) Chair
Nora Perry – WIB Deputy Chair
Chipo Zumburani – Finance Deputy Chair
(* Emma Mason – BWF Athletes’ Commission Chair)
CONGRATULATIONS & GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!