Overview of the candidates for the WBSC Europe Executive Board positions to be elected at the Congress 2024

Overview of the candidates for the WBSC Europe Executive Board positions to be elected at the Congress 2024
11/01/2024
As the WBSC Europe Congress 2024 approaches, the stage is set for an important democratic process that will shape the leadership of the organization.

Scheduled for February 10, 2024, in Benalmádena, Spain, the WBSC Europe Congress 2024 will see eligible WBSC Europe members cast their votes to determine the occupants of three positions on the Executive Board: Vice President Baseball5, Member at Large Baseball, and Member at Large Softball.

Vice President Baseball5
The race for the position of Vice President Baseball5 presents a trio of qualified candidates, each endorsed by their respective national federations. The contenders are:

  • Andrew Bajo
    Proposed by Malta Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Youri Alkalay (current Interim VP)
    Proposed by Bulgaria Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Nahit Şahin
    Proposed by Türkiye Baseball and Softball Federation

Member at Large Baseball
The position of Member at Large Baseball boasts four candidates, each nominated by their national federations. The contenders vying for this role are:

  • Pawel Szczepanik
    Proposed by Poland Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Ludo Peeters
    Proposed by Belgium Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Rainer Husty
    Proposed by Austria Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Yasen Nedelchev
    Proposed by Bulgaria Baseball and Softball Federation

Member at Large Softball
In the event of Youri Alkalay's election as Vice President Baseball5, the position of Member at Large Softball will be open for voting. The three candidates poised to contend for this position are:

  • Konstantinos Liarommatis
    Proposed by Greece Softball Federation
  • Pawel Szczepanik
    Proposed by Poland Baseball and Softball Federation
  • Andrew Bajo
    Proposed by Malta Baseball and Softball Federation

The elections will be governed by the WBSC Europe Elections By Laws, ensuring a fair, transparent, and democratic process. As members gather in Benalmádena, Spain, on February 10, 2024, the international softball and baseball community awaits the outcome of this event, which will shape the future direction of the organization.

Cover photo by Grega Valancic