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Aleksandar Boricic to lead European Volleyball Family for next four years

Credit: CEV

Aleksandar Boričić will lead the European Volleyball Family for the next four years after receiving the majority of votes cast at the XLI CEV General Assembly today in Vienna. The incumbent CEV President received 36 votes while the opposing candidate, Hanno Pevkur of Estonia, was supported by 19 National Federations.

After assuming leadership of the CEV back in 2015, Mr Boričić and his team re-shaped the organisation while fostering a strong sense of solidarity and cohesion among all members of the European Volleyball Family. Over the past five years, European volleyball has gone from strength to strength, particularly  through the delivery of major events which have been enjoyed by both players and fans alike. 

CEV President Aleksandar Boričić congratulated by colleagues from the Executive Committee following his re-election for another four-year term at the helm of the organisation

This journey has seen large investments into the sport, which have helped develop the game at grassroots level and, more recently, supported all stakeholders in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the CEV statutes, a newly elected President has the right to select up to four members of the CEV Board of Administration among those standing for election. As such, Mr Boričić proposed the following four candidates: Renato Arena of Italy, Stanislav Shevchenko of Russia, Miroslaw Przedpelski of Poland and Eric Adler of Denmark. The delegates in attendance ratified this proposal with an absolute majority of the votes cast.

During the CEV General Assembly, elections for the remaining positions on the CEV Board of Administration, CEV Legal Chamber and European representatives on the FIVB Board of Administration were also conducted, with all mandates covering a four-year term.

The full composition of the 19-person CEV Board of Administration is as follows:

Aleksandar Boričić (SRB) – President

Renato Arena (ITA) – Senior Vice-President

Eric Adler (DEN) – Vice-President and Treasurer

Michel Everaert (NED) – Vice-President

Margaret Ann Fleming (SCO) – Vice-President

Lubor Halanda (SVK) – Vice-President

Emma Labrador (GIB) – Vice-President

Miroslaw Przedpelski (POL) – Vice-President

Stanislav Shevchenko (RUS) – Vice-President

Zdeslav Barac (CRO)

Geert De Dobbeleer (BEL)

Lubomir Ganev (BUL)

René Hecht (GER)

Jalil Jafarov (AZE)

Gernot Leitner (AUT)

Lennart Neovius (SWE)

Metod Ropret (SLO)

Eric Tanguy (FRA)

Gudmundur Helgi Thorsteinsson (ISL)

In addition to the election of Mr Boričić, who is currently serving as the FIVB 2nd Executive Vice-President, eight officials were chosen as the European candidates for the FIVB Board of Administration which will be elected during the FIVB World Congress early next year, and are as follows:

Michel Everaert (NED)

Miroslaw Przedpelski (POL)

Renato Arena (ITA)

Stanislav Shevchenko (RUS)

Annie Peytavin (FRA)

Geert De Dobbeleer (BEL)

Lubor Halanda (SVK)

Zdeslav Barac (CRO)

The two substitutes are Hanno Pevkur of Estonia and Portugal’s Vicente Araujo. Moreover, Ms Margaret Ann Fleming of Scotland will be a candidate for the gender in minority.

For the upcoming four-year term, the CEV Legal Chamber will include the following five members elected by acclamation: Laurent Moreuil (FRA), Zoya Trifonova (RUS), Slobodan Zecevic (SRB), Déborah Frey (SUI) and Ismail Coskun (TUR). The newly elected CEV Board of Administration appointed Mr Moreuil and Ms Trifonova as President and Vice-President of the Legal Chamber, respectively. 

Olavi Ala-Nissilä (FIN) and Stoyan Jordanov (MKD) will both be serving a four-year mandate as the CEV’s Internal Auditors.

The next CEV General Assembly is scheduled to take place in Katowice, Poland on 18 September 2021 in conjunction with the final weekend of CEV EuroVolley 2021 Men.

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