Candidates for Election 2021

The BWF is pleased to announce the candidates for election to Council. The elections will take place at the BWF virtual AGM on Saturday 22 May 2021.

There is just one nominee each for three positions on the Executive Board:

  • BWF President – Poul-Erik Høyer (Denmark)
  • BWF Deputy President – KhunyingPatama Leeswadtrakul (Thailand)
  • BWF Vice President-Para Badminton – Paul Kurzo (Switzerland).


The incumbents for those positions stand to be re-elected unopposed, signalling continuity at the top of the BWF leadership.

There are 20 positions on Council and 30 candidates for these positions:

1. Anil Kaul (CAN)

2. Bambang (Rudy) Roedyanto (INA)

3. Battushig Batbold (MGL)

4. Charlotte Dew-Hattens (DEN)

5. Chipo Zumburani (ZIM)

6. Ella Diehl (RUS)

7. Emma Penelope Mason (SCO)

8. Etienne Thobois (FRA)

9. Francis Orbih (NGR)

10. Himanta Biswa Sarma (IND)

11. Jong Soo, Kim (KOR)

12. Jose Gabriel del Busto Fernandez (GUA)

13. Jun, Zhang (CHN)

14. Kay Kamatuwa Chirwa (ZAM)

15. Kenny (Chee Keong), Goh (MAS)

16. Kinji Zeniya (JPN)

17. Maria do Carmo Ribeiro Madeira de Carvalho(MAC)

18. Murat Ozmekik (TUR)

19. Nigel Skelt (NZL)

20. Nora Perry (ENG)

21. Odette Assembe Engoulou (CMR)

22. Peshtiwan Majeed Nadir (IRQ)

23. Peter Tarcala (SVK)

24. Pilar Carrilo la Fuenta (PER)

25. Rena Wang (USA)

26. Robbert de Kock (SUI)

27. Robert (Teck Heng), Lim (SGP)

28. Rukhshona Narzulloeva (TJK)

29. Sawsan Haji Mohammed Taqawi (BRN)

30. Sven Serré (BEL)


All the AGM information is available on the BWF website (linked here).