Dr Stefan Kannewischer, Switzerland President More Dr Stefan Kannewischer, Switzerland President After completing his MBA and Ph.D. in economic sciences at University St.Gallen (Switzerland), Dr. Stefan Kannewischer has worked for four years at strategy consultants Bain & Company in Zurich, Munich and London. In 2001, he became Managing Director of the Swiss family business Kannewischer Management AG that is since 1972 a specialist in consulting, technical design and operations of public swimming pools and thermal spas. Kannewischer Collection operates six thermal spas in Germany. He became President of IAKS Switzerland in 2009 and since 2015 he is President of IAKS worldwide. In 2017, he was appointed by Thomas Bach to the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission. Prof Dr Takazumi Fukuoka, Japan Vice President More Prof Dr Takazumi Fukuoka, Japan Vice President Univ. Prof. Dr. at the Japanese Women’s College of Physical Education President of the Japanese Institute of Sports and Culture After his doctoral work in physics, he established the Japanese Institute for Sports and Culture in 1973 with support from the Japanese government. The Institute performs a wide range of tasks for sports and leisure facilities such as designing, planning, and construction. He is also chairman of the Science Committee of IVSI (International Federation of Snowsport Instructors), as well as being involved in many other organizations. Gary-Conrad Boychuk, Canada Vice President More Gary-Conrad Boychuk, Canada Vice President Architect UIA S+L, FRAIC, AIBC Conrad Boychuk is Executive Board member of IAKS and HDR / CEI Architecture’s Senior Director of Recreation and Venue Development. He has been involved in the design and development of indoor facilities across North America, and of over 40 community recreation facilities, including arenas, fitness centres, aquatics and more. Dr Markus Fischer, Germany Treasurer More Dr Markus Fischer, Germany Treasurer Dr.-Ing. Fischer Consult Klaus Meinel Secretary General Klaus Meinel Secretary General DI Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Austria Member DI Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer, Austria Member Wolfgang Becker, Austria Member More Wolfgang Becker, Austria Member Since 1986, he has been managing the University and Provincial Sports Centre in Rif/Salzburg. From 2001 to 2013, he was also manager of the Salzburg Red Bull Arena football stadium before becoming a member of the stadium‘s directorate. Wolfgang lectures as an Assistant Professor at the University of Salzburg and at the private University “Schloss Seeburg”. Haymo Huber, Austria Member More Haymo Huber, Austria Member hsb group Tom Jones, United Kingdom Member More Tom Jones, United Kingdom Member BArch (Dist), BSc (Hons) Arch, UWCC, RIBA Tom is a Senior Principal in the London office of Populous and has a keen interest in how sports and entertainment buildings and events can enhance cities and communities. He has a great passion for sport and has been able to use this in the design and delivery of a number of high-profile projects around the world, including the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Emirates Stadium for Arsenal FC and the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games. He has also worked on other major sports events, including the ICC Cricket World Cup and NFL Super Bowl. In addition to running major projects, Tom has co-authored the technical guide to Sports Facilities in the Metric Handbook and contributed to a series of international publications. He is a member of the Executive Board of IAKS (International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities) and sits on the Sports Economy Sector Advisory Group for DIT (Department of Industry and Trade). He has also spoken at a range of conferences and events around the world on the sustainability of sports and entertainment buildings. Prof. Dr Robin Kähler, Germany President of IAKS Germany More Prof. Dr Robin Kähler, Germany President of IAKS Germany Prof Dr Robin Kähler works throughout Germany as a consultant, specialising in urban and regional development projects focusing specifically on sports, exercise, leisure and health development inclusive of the associated control, coordination and management tasks. He is a retired university lecturer and President of IAKS Germany. Roger Gut, Switzerland President of IAKS Switzerland More Roger Gut, Switzerland President of IAKS Switzerland Roger Gut is the owner of maj Architekten in Berne, Switzerland, an architectural office specialising in schools and sports facility planning. Since 1976, Roger has been involved in many building projects for sports facilities, and mainly for sports halls, outdoor sports facilities and football pitches. Since 2016, he has been President of IAKS Switzerland. Zbigniew Klonowski, Poland President of IAKS Poland More Zbigniew Klonowski, Poland President of IAKS Poland Zbigniew Klonowski is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience of managing a series of companies including the operator of a 5,000 seats sport arena in Poland. Zbigniew is a member of business organizations and is involved as well in non-profit organizations like the National Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunication. He is the President of IAKS Poland. Esben Danielsen, Denmark President of IAKS Nordic More Esben Danielsen, Denmark President of IAKS Nordic Esben Danielsen has been CEO of the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities since 2015. Since the early 1990’s Esben has been involved in grassroot organizations of the music industry. Esben has been the Art Director of the regional music venue Gimle in Roskilde, Denmark for eight years. In 2010 Esben became Head of Development for the Roskilde Festival where his work consisted of “city planning of a temporary city for 130,000 inhabitants”. As Head of Innovation of the special unit ‚Roskilde Festival Orange Innovation‘ he developed new experiences, events and products for the whole Roskilde Festival group. In May 2018, the IAKS Nordic General Assembly elected Esben for president. Jorge Ehlers, Chile President of IAKS LAC More Jorge Ehlers, Chile President of IAKS LAC Architect. (1981) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Free practice of the profession, specialized in sports, from 1993 to date, with several thousand m2 in sports projects executed. Partner Jorge Ehlers & Partners, Architects. Founding member and former president of the Sports Facilities Committee of the College of Architects Chile. President of the Section of Latin America and the Caribbean IAKS. Professor of Infrastructure and Resource Management in Magister of Sports and Leisure of the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences, Santiago de Chile. Author of several publications related to the design, technical aspects and management of sports facilities, in the academic field. Jesús del Barrio Díez, Spain President of IAKS Spain Jesús del Barrio Díez, Spain President of IAKS Spain Prof. Dr Mitsuru Senda, Japan President of IAKS Japan More Prof. Dr Mitsuru Senda, Japan President of IAKS Japan Prof. Dr. Mitsuru Senda graduated from the faculty of architecture at Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working for four years at Kiyonori Kikutake Architects and Associates, he established the Environment Design Institute in 1968. He has designed many sports facilities such as swimming pools, baseball stadiums, gymnasiums, tennis centers, children's "circular" play areas, mainly in Japan and China. His major works include the Shanghai Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center which received an IOC IAKS silver medal. In total, he has received two gold medals and three silver medals within the IOC IPC IAKS architecture prizes. He became President of IAKS Japan in 2011.