WAKO Europe elected a new President

Mr. Istvan Kiraly (HUN) has been elected as the WAKO Europe president for the 4 years mandate, at the duly conveened WAKO Europe General Assembly , 18th September 2021 in  Budapest. Before elections,  Istvan Kiraly has served the position of Acting President of WAKO Europe for past 2 years.

With the election of the new President, it was also elected the new Board of Directors with the appointments of Vice-presidents. All proposals have been voted unanimously.

Istvan Kiraly

The first Vice president of WAKO Europe is Mr. Salim Kayici (TUR)  and the other two are Mr. Espen Lund (NOR) and Mrs.Francesca Falsoni (ITA).

The members of the Board are:

Michell Kovacova (Slovakia)

Olga Pavlenko (Ukraine)

Romeo Desa (Croatia)

Daimi Akin (Norway)

Donato Milano (Italy)

Nadir Alouache (France)

Katarzyna Kociszewska (Poland)

Ivan Georgiev (Bulgaria)

Andrey Kotov (Russia)

Zsolt Mórádi (Hungary)

Jesus Eguía (Spain)

Tomaz Barada (Slovenia)

Nikolaus Gstättner, treasurer of WAKO Europe (Austria).

New WAKO Europe president with Board of Directors

The new elected President specially thanked for extraordinary efforts and commitment in the last period to: Mr. Roy Baker, WAKO President, for his hard work and leadership which brought WAKO and our sport to the highest possible level, Mr. Espen Lund for his tireless work, passion, and sport diplomacy contribution for WAKO, Tomaz Barada, without who it could not be possible to finish negotiation with European Olympic Committee, Peter Galambos for his work side by side with newly elected president in Hungarian national federation for many, many years and to all national presidents for the support.