Thursday, April 02, 2009Contact: Dominique de Wenden
IFHA elects Chairman and Vice Chairmen

At a meeting held in Paris on 31 March 2009, the IFHA Executive Council elected the Chairman and three Vice-Chairmen for the period of October 2009 to October 2012, as follows :

  • Chairman : Louis ROMANET
  • Vice-Chairman representing Americas : Alan MARZELLI, President and Chief Operating Officer of the US Jockey Club
  • Vice-Chairman representing Asia : Winfried ENGELBRECHT-BRESGES, Chairman of the Asian Racing Federation and CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club,
  • Vice-Chairman representing Europe : Brian KAVANAGH, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland.

    IFHA Chairman Louis Romanet declared : “It is a great honour for me to have been elected for a new term of three years as Chairman of IFHA. I am delighted that the three Vice- Chairmen have also been re-elected. One of our priorities will be to restructure IFHA in order to strengthen it in a very difficult economic period for its members.”