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FIH recruits Director General
12 Dec 2007 13:59

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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has an opening for a Director General to join its professional staff.  The position will be based in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the FIH headquarters.

FIH is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the world governing body for the sport of hockey. The FIH has 122 member National Associations/Federations and is administered by a bi-annual Congress of members, an Executive Board, the Office Bearers, Committees and professional officers and staff. The FIH seeks to encourage, promote, develop and administer hockey at all levels in order to further the image of hockey as a major international sport and maximize participation.

The FIH is currently seeking a successor to Hans G J Bertels, who as Executive Director of the FIH has been heading a dedicated team of professional staff of 15 employees and honorary administrators for the last 12½ years.

The Director General will be an energetic and dynamic leader, responsible for setting high standards of professionalism, managing a strong and efficient administration, applying and executing strategic planning to all the Federation’s activities, achieving the key objectives, and providing excellent service to the member National Associations, Continental Federations as well as all other stakeholders.

Proven experience in management and sport administration is highly desirable, as are business, financial and commercial acumen. Fluency in English is a prerequisite and in at least one other language (French / Spanish) will be a distinct advantage. The successful applicant will be required to travel extensively throughout the world to enhance the reputation of the sport of hockey.

Applications addressing the requirements outlined in the Job Description (click here) together with salary expectations must be sent no later than Monday 14 January 2008, by email, post or fax to our consultant:

GRIP Personal Consulting GmbH
Attn: Juergen Bracht, Managing Director
Eschersheimer Landstr. 10
60322 Frankfurt
Phone:  +49 69 7191 3411
Fax:      +49 69 7191 3444

Lausanne, 12 December 2007

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