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Executive Board

The FIH Executive Board is the legislative body of the FIH. It meets three times a year and is made up of the President, the Chief Executive Officer and 14 members, five of which represent the Continental Federations and one that serves as the athletes' representative.

Dr. Narinder DHRUV BATRA

President FIH President | IND

Dr. Batra was elected as FIH President at the 45th Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November 2016. He had been a member of the Executive Board since the 2014 FIH Congress in Marrakesh, Morocco and remains Associate Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). After his election as FIH President, Dr Batra stepped down from his roles as President of Hockey India (HI) and Chairman of the Hockey India League (HIL). He will also be stepping down from his role as Vice-President of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) before the end of 2016. In 2014, Dr. Batra was given the FIH President’s Award in recognition of his long and valuable services to hockey. Dr. Batra’s favourite aspects of hockey are the speed and competitive nature of the game, stating that the sport always leaves you on the edge of your seat.


Member | EGY (AfHF)

Seif Ahmed was a member of Egypt’s national team in 1968 and has a long association with the sport as both an umpire and a technical official. He has been Treasurer and now President of the African Hockey Federation (AfHF) and is a former member of the Egyptian Olympic Committee. Seif was given the FIH President’s Award in 1999 and the FIH Order or Merit in 2002 in recognition of his long, distinguished and valuable services to hockey. Seif loves the speed of the game as well as penalty corner set-plays.

H.R.H. Prince Abdullah SHAH

Member | MAS (AHF)

His Royal Highness Prince Abdullah Shah comes to the FIH Executive Board as the current President of the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC). A passionate hockey fan, he revitalized MHC branding and helped create a financial plan for fiscal responsibility.

Ms. Marijke FLEUREN

Member | NED (EHF)

Marijke has been a member of the FIH Disciplinary, Competitions and Appointments Committees. She has been a Board Member and Vice President of the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) as well as being Vice President of the KNHB organizing committees. She was elected President of the European Hockey Federation (EHF) in 2011 and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Executive Board. Marijke’s favourite thing about hockey is that it is more than a sport; it is a lifestyle.


Member | NZL (OHF)

Active in hockey since the age of 11, Pam made her way onto the international stage in New Zealand where she was a Board Member and Deputy Chairman of Hockey New Zealand until 2011. Pam is now President of the Oceania Continental Federation (OHF). Pam’s favourite aspects of hockey are the team environment and life-long friends made through her involvement in the sport.

Mr. Alberto “Coco” BUDEISKY

Member | ARG (PAHF)

Alberto, also known as “Coco”, is a well-known face in Argentine and Pan American Hockey thanks to his tireless work in the region. He served on the FIH Competitions Committee before being elected President of the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF) in 2013. He loves hockey’s ability to form healthy peer groups for young people, getting them involved in sporting activities from an early age. 


Member | URU

The Pan-American Hockey Federation Executive Board Director, President of Uruguayan Hockey Federation and Director of the Uruguayan Sports Confederation has been involved in hockey for a number of years. Danae enjoys the skill and speed of hockey at all levels, from grassroots to elite teams.


Member | NED

President of the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) and Member of the FIH Risk and Compliance Committee. Erik is a valuable addition to the Executive Board from one of the world’s most successful hockey nations. The sport’s excitement and passion as well as the global friendships it creates are the standout qualities of hockey for Erik.



Member | TTO

Maureen joined the FIH Executive Board in 2014 and has over 30 years experience serving the sport in various administrative roles. She is Director and Vice President of the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF), a past President of the Trinidad & Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) and a hugely experienced Tournament Director and Technical Official. Maureen loves that hockey caters for athletes of all ages on a competitive level as well as being an all-inclusive family sport. Maureen was re-elected to the FIH Executive Board at the 46th FIH Congress in New Delhi, India.  

Dr. Michael GREEN

Member | GER

A former national team member for Germany and player for Harvestehuder THC in Hamburg, Michael competed at two Olympic Games and was named FIH Player of the Year in 2002. Michael was, until November 2016, Chair of the FIH Athletes’ Committee. Michael loves that hockey is a dynamic and innovative sport that generates friendships across the globe. He was re-elected to the FIH Executive Board at the 46th Congress in New Delhi, India. 

Mr. Tayyab IKRAM

Member | MAC

As a member of the International Olympic Committee Sport and Active Society Commission, the Association of National Olympic Committees Events Commission and the Athletes Commission and Coordination Commission of  the Olympic Council of Asia, the CEO of the Asian Hockey Federation has a long association with hockey and international sport. Tayyab has been a member of the FIH Development and Coaching Committee, FIH High Performance Panel and is a FIH Master Coach. The former Pakistan and China Coach believes hockey is pioneering in its inclusivity and universality.



Member | ZAM

As Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of Zambia, President of the Zambia Hockey Association and a former Executive Board Member of the African Hockey Federation, Hazel has extensive experience in African sport. Her passion for hockey has been lifelong, with its health and social benefits her key attraction to the sport.

Ms. Annie PANTER

Member | ENG (Athletes)

Annie is Joint-Chair of the FIH Athletes’ Committee with Marsha Cox (South Africa). The Olympian, who was a member of the England and Great Britain women's field hockey team since 2002, was part of the bronze medal winning team at the London 2012 Games. Whilst she is excited by the sport’s future, Annie is passionate about ensuring athletes voices are heard during the FIH decision making process.

Ms. Elizabeth Safoa KING

Member | GHA

Elizabeth has a fine track record as a sports administrator and technical official in both her native Ghana and the Africa continent. She is Vice-President of the Ghana Hockey Association, and Treasurer of the Africa Hockey Federation (AfHF). Elizabeth served on the Women’s Commission for the Ghana Olympic Committee, which fights for female inclusion and participation at international events. Her contribution to the development of hockey in Ghana has been significant, playing a central role in the formation of a women’s hockey association with the aim to encourage women to play the sport. Elizabeth was elected to the FIH Executive Board at the 46th FIH Congress in New Delhi, India. 

Mr. Shahbaz AHMAD

Member | PAK

Widely recognised as one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport, Shahbaz made over 300 appearances for Pakistan and was named player of the tournament at both the 1990 World Cup in Lahore and the 1994 World Cup in Sydney, where he captained the Green Shirts to the title. He also claimed an Olympic bronze medal at the Barcelona 1992 Games. Shahbaz is now a key administrator in the game, and currently serves as the Secretary General of the Pakistan Hockey Federation. He was elected to the FIH Executive Board at the 46th Congress in New Delhi, India. 

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