Asia Rugby Confirms its new EXCO 2021-2024
Asia Rugby this week confirmed the composition of the full Executive Committee (EXCO) to lead the sport in the region from 2021-2024.
Asia Rugby held its 2020 Annual General Meeting and Council meeting remotely on Sunday 29th November 2020 and elected new Executive Committee (EXCO) 2021 members which were announced thereafter.
The new EXCO sees:
- 29% female member representation
- 76% of unions’ nominees
- 9 Committees
Asia Rugby said, “For the first time in Asia Rugby’s history, the composition of the Committees have witnessed 29% female members representation, and an unprecedented 76% of unions’ nominees into the nine committees; reflecting the strong drive towards Equality, Transparency and Accountability.”
Asia Rugby Executive Committee Members 2021-2024
- President: Qais Al-Dhalai (UAE)
- Vice President: Fawzi Khawaja (Pakistan)
- Vice President: Vela Tan (Malaysia)
- World Rugby Council Member: Ada Milby (Philippines)
- World Rugby Council Member: Terence Khoo (Singapore)
- Member: Kakhramon Djalilov (Uzbekistan)
- Member: Tanka Lal Ghising (Nepal)
- Member: Ghassan Hajjar (Lebanon)
- Member: Sunghoon Park (Korea)
- Member: Nahid Biyarjomandi (Iran)
- Member: Sahapol Polpathapee (Thailand)
- Member: Chen Yingbiao (China)
Asia Rugby Committees 2021-2024
- Administration and Finance Committee
- Development Committee
- Competitions Committee
- Referees Committee
- Player Welfare and Medical Committee
- Ethics and Governance Committee
- Judiciary Committee
- Women’s Advisory Committee
- Audit and Risk Committee
See more information about the Asia Rugby Commitees and members for 2020.
Other major appointments by Asia Rugby in 2020 to senior roles include:
- In February 2020, Asia Rugby appointed Mr Johny Stavrinou as the new CEO.
- Asia Rugby also appointed Mr George Danapal as the Match Officials Development Consultant.
- Ghaith Jalajel was appointed to the role of Competitions Consultant in July 2020.
Asia Rugby Members
In 2020, members Cambodia, Iraq and Palestine, joined Asia Rugby while Afghanistan Rugby reached Full Membership.
Full Members – World Rugby
- China (1997)
- Chinese Taipei (1988)
- Guam (1998)
- Hong Kong, China (1988)
- Iran (2020)
- India (1999)
- Indonesia (2013)
- Japan (1987)
- Korea (1988)
- Kazakhstan (1997)
- Laos (2020)
- Malaysia (1988)
- Pakistan (2008)
- Philippines (2008)
- Singapore (1989)
- Sri Lanka (1988)
- Thailand (1989)
- UAE (2011)
- Uzbekistan (2014)
World Rugby Associate Members
- Brunei (2013)
- Jordan (2020)
- Mongolia (2004)
- Qatar (2020)
Asia Rugby Membership Full Members
- Afghanistan (2020)
Asia Rugby Membership Associate Members
- Cambodia (2020)
- Iraq (2020)
- Palestine (2020)
- Saudi Arabia
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