National Association election news

Karin Mattsson elected first-ever female Swedish Ski Federation President

Karin Mattsson was elected as the new President of the Swedish Ski Association during the its General Assembly in Åre on October 20th. Mattsson succeeds Mats Arjes, who has been elected new chairman of the Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK). She is the first female President of the Swedish Ski Federation's 110-year history.

"I feel honoured about the opportunity to lead the Swedish Ski Federation. Skiing is holds a dear place in my heart because it was the first sport I tried when I was little, and I have been with it ever since. The Swedish Ski Association is a very well-connected federation with fantastic opportunities and a wide range of sports that combine. So it's going to be amazingly interesting to take the role as its President says Karin Mattsson.

Karin was the Head of the Riksidrottsförbund (Swedish Sports Federation) in 2005-2015. She is the current chairperson of the board of WCR 2019 Jämtland / Härjedalen AB, Länsförsäkringar Jämtland, Flyinge AB and Ridskolan Strömsholm AB, as well as Prince Carl Philips and Princess Sofia's foundation. She is also a board member of Svenska Hockey League AB, Mellanskog, Wallenstam AB and the European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO).


Elvis Toci new President of the Albanian Skiing Federation

On 1stOctober, the General Assembly of the Albanian Skiing Federation was held in Korca. The Association of Tirana, represented by Shkelqim Mema, proposed Elvis Toci as candidate for president, a candidacy warmly welcomed by the delegates of the nine voting member clubs and associations of the Albanian Skiing Federation. Toci presented an ambitious programme to develop the sport in Albania and was confirmed in the following vote.

Besides being a ski enthusiast for the past 15 years, Toci brings experience from a career as an Associated Press journalist, business man, developer and real estate investor to the table. He graduated from the University of Bucharest and holds a post-graduate degree from Lancashire University. Toci is married and has two children.