Marte Hoffiz to continue as FIVB First Executive VP
Anaheim, USA, September 23, 2012 – Dominican Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz was confirmed to continue as first executive
vice-president of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB)
while Mexican Saul Castro Verdugo was selected to be one of the
twelve members of the new executive committee.
Guatemala’s Marta Centeno de Sajche will be also part of the
executive committee as one of the two female persons of the
gender in minority.
Andre Meyer of Luxembourg was appointed as second executive
vice-president and Dr Amr Elwani of Egypt was selected as
NORCECA representatives in the Board of Administration are:
Douglas Beal (United States of America), Castro Vedugo (Mexico),
Marte Hoffiz (Dominican Republic), Mushtaque Mohammed (Trinidad
and Tobago), Hugh Wong (Canada) and Centeno de Sajche
The decision formed part of the new measures taken by Dr Ary Da
Silva Graca, elected last Friday as new president of the FIVB
for the period 2012-16 by the World Congress in the first
democratic elections in the history of the organization.
The FIVB Executive Committee, which is composed of 12 members –
five confederation presidents and five members proposed by the
President, plus the gender in minority persons – and the
President, was also confirmed with the following persons
Africa: Dr Amr Elwani (Egypt), Habu Gumel (Nigeria) Asia: Dr
Saleh Bin Nasser (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Essa Hamza Ahmad Al
Failakawi (Kuwait), Europe: André Meyer (Luxembourg), Aleksandar
Boricic (Serbia), NORECA: Cristobal Marte Hoffiz (Dominican
Republic), Saul Castro Verdugo (Mexico), South America: Rafael
Lloreda (Colombia), Roberto Escobar (Paraguay). The
representatives of the gender in minority are Rita Subovo
(Indonesia) and Marta Centeno de Sajche (Guatemala).
In addition, Italy’s Carlos Magri and Poland’s Miroslaw
Przedpelski, were chosen as co-opted members for the upcoming
Honorary titles were also given as follows: President for life
Jizhong Wei (China) as President for life and advisor to the
Board of Administration, and Theofanis Tsiokris (Greece) and
Sivanthi Adityan (India) as vice-presidents.