On the left Anders Pettersson, newly elected member of the ISMF Council and Jordi Canals Fontan General Secretary of the ISMF on the right.
Lausanne/Mondovì, 22 October 2021 – At its Plenary Assembly concluded on 15 October 2021, the ISMF member federations elected new members to the Bureau, the Council as well as to various commissions.
Jordi Canals Fontan elected new General Secretary
Born in Barcelona, the Catalan is a very well known and respected figure in the ski mountaineering community. Promoted as a chemical engineer, Jordi in an ski mountaineering instructor since 1976, a mountaineer and climber with high altitude expedition experience in the Himalayas, the Pamir and the Andes, as well as a leading former ski mountaineering athlete. Between 1978 and 1990 he achieved 53 podium places in national and international races. Furthermore, Jordi has been a race organizer and the ski mountaineering sports director for the Spanish Mountaineering Federation FEDME. At the ISMF, he has held various functions during many years. His newest assignments have been member at the technical working group and an expert in the rules commission. Jordi Canals will add very valuable know-how and experience to the ISMF Bureau.
Anders Pettersson new member of the Council
Born in Rio de Janeiro and with Swedish roots, Anders holds a Master of Science in Economic and Business Administration degree by the Stockholm School of Economics. He is a cross country ski athlete, with career as chief manager in family owned and foreign subsidiaries in Brazil. Anders has been elected President of the Brazilian Snow Sports Federation (BSSF) in 2018. He has a strong engagement in Corporate Governance and holds various Board positions. Passionate on Olympic sports, Anders is a Board member of the Brazilian Olympic Committee since 2021. Anders is the first representative of South America in the ISMF Council, and he will add important skills, experience and connections in view of the development of the ski mountaineering sport.
Various members in ISMF Commissions appointed
International Disciplinary Commission:
Roberto Cavallo, ISMF General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, +39 335 5745945
About the ISMF
Founded in 2007, the International Ski Mountaineering Federation ISMF is the global governing body for ski mountaineering competitions. Since 2016, the organization is officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee IOC. Its main goals are the promotion, regulation and development of the ski mountaineering sport worldwide. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the ISMF’s membership consists of 40 national mountaineering or ski sports federations in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The ISMF organizes ski mountaineering World Cups events and World Championships. For the first time, ski mountaineering has been a medal sport at the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne Switzerland and has recently been included in the programme of the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026.
For more info www.ismf-ski.org
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