Council

The BWF Council (except the Continetal Vice Presidents) is elected for a four year term by the membership at its annual meeting in the year after the Summer Olympic Games. The Vice Presidents from each Continental Confederation are elected for a four year term by their respective AGMs two years after the Summer Olympic Games. 

The President, Deputy President, six Vice President and the Chairs of the Council Committees make up the Executive Board.

 
BWF Council Members (2013 - 2017)
 
 
 Poul-Erik Høyer
 
 President
 
 Gustavo Fernando Salazar Delgado
 
 Deputy President
 
 Gregory Verpoorten
 
 Vice President – Europe - Deputy Chair - Administration
 
 Vishu Tolan
 
 Vice President – Pan Am - Chair - Administration
 
 Dagmawit Girmay Berhane
 
 Vice President - Africa - Deputy Chair - IOC & IR
 
 Geraldine Brown
 
 Vice President – Oceania - Chair - Women's Commission
 
 Liu Feng Yan
 
 Vice President – Asia
 
 Paul Kurzo
 
 Vice President – Para-Badminton
 
 David Cabello
 
 Chair – Development and Sport for All Committee
 
 Etienne Thobois
 
 Chair - IOC & International Relations - Deputy - Marketin
 
 Lim Teong Kiat
 
 Chair – Finance Committee
 Ng Yoke Weng

 
 Chair - Communication Committee


 Peter Tarcala

 Chair - Events Committee
 
 Nigel Skelt
 
 Chair - Marketing Committee
 
 Raj Gaya
 
 Council Member
 
 Mehdi Karbasian
 
 Council Member
 
 Li LingWei
 
 Deputy Chair – Events Committee
 
 Nora Perry
 
 Council Member
 
 Sergey Shakhray
 
 Council Member
 
 Wayne Somers
 
 Deputy Chair - Para-Badminton Commtitee
 
 Lawrence Chew
 
 Council Member

 Akhilesh Das Gupta
 
 Council Member
 
 Jassem Kanso
 
 Deputy Chair - Development and Sport for All
 
 Ranjit de Silva
 
 Deputy Chair - Communication Committee
 
 Chipo Zumburani
 
 Deputy Chair - Finance Committee
 
 Emma Mason
 
 Chair - Athlete's Commission