26 July; Amman, Jordan: Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) President HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein has today been elected as an IOC Executive Board Member at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne.
HRH Prince Feisal will serve an initial four year term on the IOC Executive Board, which has commenced today following the conclusion of the IOC Session. HRH Prince Feisal is replacing IOC Member in Sweden Gunilla Lindberg, whose term on the Executive Board has ended.
IOC Member in Morocco Nawal El Moutawakel was also elected to the IOC Executive Board, but will commence her initial four-year term on 1 January 2020. She will replace outgoing IOC Member in Guatemala Willi Kaltschmitt Luján. Speaking after his election, HRH Prince Feisal said: “I am truly honoured to be entrusted with this prestigious position by my esteemed IOC Member colleagues, to whom I would like to express my sincere gratitude.
For over 15 years, I have dedicated myself to promoting and improving equality, inclusivity and safety of athletes in sport both in Jordan and globally.
I was proud to become an IOC Member in 2010. Since then, I have been able to listen to and learn from the expertise within the IOC membership. This experience has taught me countless valuable lessons, which have been fundamental to my Olympic Movement journey. I believe that now is the right time to move my IOC career forward and take more responsibility. I am excited to dedicate all the time necessary to my new role.
In doing so, I hope to help President Thomas Bach and the IOC continue the invaluable work of spreading the Olympic values all over world.”
The IOC Executive Board, which was founded in 1921, assumes the general overall responsibility for the administration of the IOC. It consists of the IOC President, four Vice-Presidents and ten other Members. All the Members of the Executive Board are elected by the IOC Session by secret ballot.