Former German international Marc Zwiebler has been elected Chair of the BWF Athletes’ Commission for 2019-2021.
Zwiebler was elected in an email vote by members of the Athletes’ Commission; he received three votes. Ville Lang, former Finland international, was voted in as Deputy Chair.
Zwiebler replaces outgoing Chair Koen Ridder, who completed his two-year term in May 2019.
The Chair and Deputy Chair represent the interests of the players and their views to the BWF Council and various committees. The Chair is a voting member of the Council and advises it on matters of importance to athletes.
Zwiebler represented his country with distinction on the circuit. A left-hander, he reached the final of two Superseries events (the Indonesia Open in 2013 and the Denmark Open in 2009) and was European champion in 2012.
BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer welcomed Zwiebler to the BWF Council: “As a former international player, Zwiebler is well suited to represent players and advance their interests in the Council. I look forward to working closely with him and Deputy Chair Ville Lang.”