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Dr. Malav Shroff elected unopposed as Asian Sailing President

by Asian Sailing Federation 21 Feb 02:37 PST
Dr. Malav Shroff, Asian Sailing President © World Sailing

Dr. Malav Shroff (IND), has been re-elected unopposed, as Asian Sailing President. This was formally announced today 21st February'2021, at the Asian Sailing Federation, Virtual Annual General Meeting.

Ms. Zhang Xiaodong (CHN), who was the only other nominee standing as Presidential candidate, withdrew her nomination due to personal reasons. Ms. Zhang will however continue as President of Honour, as per ASAF tradition.

Therefore, only the Voting Process for the four Vice Presidential Candidates was undertaken and concluded on 15th February.

During the voting process, more than 90% of the Asian MNAs (29 out of 32) sent verified votes to the Independent Scrutineer (KPMG). The Election was overseen by an Election Committee, chaired by Jason Lim - Secretary General ASAF.

Joining the ASAF President Dr. Malav Shroff on the Executive Committee will be the following Vice Presidents:

  • Koravic Wikki (THA)
  • Pilsung Lee (KOR)
  • Abdur Rehman Arshad (PAK)
  • Lukman Abu Bakar (MAS)

The Vice Presidential election results are given below:

Mr. Jason Lim, Secretary General congratulated Dr. Malav Shroff on being returned as ASAF President and wished him the very best for his tenure.

Dr. Malav Shroff thanked all MNAs present at the AGM, and for voting in encouraging numbers.

He further underlined his vision for ASAF for the next four years, as follows:

  1. Help more countries develop stronger programs for sailing
  2. Increase women participation in Asia in sailing, coaching and technical officials
  3. Increase regional events and get more participation from all countries
  4. Develop Asian Centers of development and Excellence in various parts of emerging Asia to help more countries grow the sport of sailing
  5. Have more countries involved in the ASAF Committees
  6. Self-sustaining financials
  7. ASAF Office with staff team
  8. General Assembly with all 45 countries of Asia

Apart from this, there is a need to make Asian Games much bigger and be a stronger voice in World Sailing, Dr. Shroff highlighted.

The newly appointed Executive Committee will serve a four-year term, till the 2025 AGM.

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Director Mr. Haider Farman, attended the meeting along with Director International and NOC Relations Mr. Vinod Tiwari and spoke about the tremendous progress made by ASAF during Dr. Shroffs tenure and promised to work closely in the future to grow sailing in Asia, and to have camps for youth sailors.

World Sailing CEO Mr. David Graham, also attended the AGM. He congratulated the new Executive Committee led by Dr. Shroff and updated all MNAs about World Sailings programs.

The meeting ended with Dr. Shroff urging all Asian MNAs to work as one family for the betterment of youth and Sailing in Asia.

All the countries unanimously supported the positive outcome of this AGM and the elections.

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