Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCom) is comprised of 9 people, 4 Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary General, and Treasurer), 4 Members and the Chair of ENGSO Youth Committee.

Individuals are elected to the Executive Committee by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years. It is desirable that both genders are represented in the Executive Committee and that the voluntary ExCom Officers and Members come from different countries in order to provide as wide vision as possible. The ExCom Members, including Officers, may serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms of 4 years. The ExCom can appoint staff to undertake supporting functions.

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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (ExCom) is comprised of 9 people, 4 Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary General, and Treasurer), 4 Members and the Chair of ENGSO Youth Committee.

Individuals are elected to the Executive Committee by the General Assembly for a period of 4 years. It is desirable that both genders are represented in the Executive Committee and that the voluntary ExCom Officers and Members come from different countries in order to provide as wide vision as possible. The ExCom Members, including Officers, may serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms of 4 years. The ExCom can appoint staff to undertake supporting functions.

The Executive Committee is responsible for

  • execution of decisions taken by the General Assembly;

  • administration and running of ENGSO;

  • setting up of working groups and appointment of their President and Members;

  • appointing the delegates of ENGSO, if and when the case arises to represent ENGSO at various international events;

  • adoption of internal regulations;

  • ENGSO financial activities and accounts.

 

ENGSO Strategy 2020–2023

Executive Committee Members
Honorary Presidents

Carlos Cardoso

Portugal

Honorary President

Birgitta Kervinen

Finland

Honorary President

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Bengt Sevelius

Sweden

Honorary President

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Stefan Bergh

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Swedish Sports Confederation

Profession: Secretary General

Position in the Executive Committee: President

Executive Committee member since: 2017

Special areas of competence:

  • Strategic planning

  • Sport policy

  • International relations

Kaisa Larjomaa

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: ENGSO

Profession: Policy Director

Position in the Executive Committee: Secretary General

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Sports policy, politics, international relations, advocacy, public relations, strategy, communication, journalism, media

interim

Ilva Biedre

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Latvian Sports Federations Council 

Profession: Head of International Affairs

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: 2017

Special areas of competence: International relations, operations in multi-sport events, project management, sustainability

Sara Massini

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: OPES Italia - CONI

Profession: Head of International Affair and Cooperation Department of OPES

Position in the Executive Committee: ExCom Member

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: Gender equality in sport, Sport and social inclusion, sustainable development, environment, climate and sport.

Ugnė Chmeliauskaitė

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Lithuanian Union of Sports federations

Profession: Senior development cooperation projects’ manager

Position in the Executive Committee: Chair of Engso Youth 

Executive Committee member since: 2019 June 

Special areas of competence: 

Development cooperation; EU funded projects management; International relations; International communication; Social inclusion; Training/Facilitation; Sport events’ management

Ex officio

Niina Toroi

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Finnish Olympic Committee

Profession: Manager of International Relations

Position in the Executive Committee: Equality Within Sports Committee representative

Executive Committee member since: 2018

Special areas of competence: Gender Equality, equality and equity topics in general.

Observer status as EWS Chair

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Agnė Vanagienė

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Lithuanian Union of Sports Federations 

Profession: Project manager 

Position in the Executive Committee: Vicepresident 

Executive Committee member since: 2015 

Special areas of competence: Good Governance, Gender Equality, Project Management

Michael Leyendecker

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: German Olympic Sports Confederation

Profession: Teacher

Position in the Executive Committee: Treasurer

Executive Committee member since: 2017 (2017-2019 as Chair of ENGSO Youth)

Special areas of competence: promotion of engagement, sustainability, youth empowerment

Lotte Büchert

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, DIF

Profession: Head Principal of a Danish High School

Position in the Executive Committee: Board member

Executive Committee member since: 2012

Special areas of competence: Organization, Strategic planning and communication, Volunteering, Good Governance, Equality, Leadership Development, Change Management and Administration

Filipa Godinho

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Portuguese Sport Confederation

Profession: Technical Staff at University of Coimbra Sport Service

Position in the Executive Committee: Committee Member

Executive Committee member since: 2019

Special areas of competence: 

  • Education, training, employment and volunteering in and through sport

  • Health-enhancing physical activity

  • Youth development and involvement in sport

Anna-Maria Wiesner

Name of the ENGSO member I represent: Sport Austria

Profession: Referent Sociopolitical Issues and International Affairs

Position in the Executive Committee: Member

Executive Committee member since: June 2019

Special areas of competence: Sociopolitical aspects of (non-profit) sport

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