It’s been just 10 days since Johan Eliasch was elected as the new FIS President. He has wasted no time getting started in his new role.
On Monday morning following the FIS Congress, Eliasch traveled to the FIS headquarters in Oberhofen (SUI) to meet the administrative staff based in the office.
“When I walked through the door, I could already sense the enthusiasm and commitment of the FIS staff,” said Eliasch. “They gave me a warm welcome and made me feel very much at home.”
During his time in Oberhofen, Eliasch had meetings with various staff members where he both laid out his vision for the future of FIS and listened to their experiences from the past.
“I feel the exchanges were very beneficial for everyone involved, particularly for me,” said Eliasch. “I had the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of FIS, while the staff could freely ask more in-depth questions about my manifesto and my future plans for the organization.”
And there are indeed many plans on the agenda of the new FIS President.
“I want to hit the ground running and accomplish as much as possible while we are still in the off-season,” said Eliasch. “We don’t have a moment to lose and I want to use the momentum from the election to kick start many new projects. With it being an Olympic season, we need to ensure we are well positioned when Beijing 2022 begins.”
One major milestone on the horizon is the first meeting of the newly-elected FIS Council, which will be held next week. Among the agenda items will be the many appointments to particular roles within the new Council.
“I am very much looking forward to this first meeting with the Council. I hope this first meeting will set a tone of collaboration and dedication to the tasks ahead, and for taking FIS to the next level.”