The World Congress will begin next Wednesday in the California city of Anaheim, USA. Let’s take a look at all the candidates.

With FIVB President Jizhong Wei set to stand down after four years, the 33rd edition of the Congress will usher in a new era for the governing body of international volleyball with the fourth FIVB President set to be elected.

The candidates for the FIVB President election (term 2012-2016), which are expected to take place on Friday, are the following:

Mr Doug Beal (USA). Mr Beal is an FIVB Board of Administration member and President of USA Volleyball.
Dr Ary Graça (Brazil). Dr Graça is an FIVB Executive Vice-President, President of the South America Volleyball Confederation and the President of the Brazil Volleyball Federation.
Mr Chris Schacht (Australia). Mr Schacht is the President of the Australia Volleyball Federation.

The candidates for the minority gender positions (two to be elected) on the FIVB Board of Administration are the following:

Mrs Marta Centeno O. De Sajche (Guatemala). Mrs Centeno O. De Sajche is an FIVB Executive Vice-President.
Mrs Vilja Savisaar-Toomast (Estonia). Mrs Savisaar-Toomast is the Vice President of the Estonia Volleyball Federation.
Mrs Rita Subowo (Indonesia). Mrs Subowo is an FIVB Executive Vice-President.

The first FIVB Congress took place in Paris, France in 1947 when Mr Paul Libaud was elected as the FIVB’s first President.

FIVB President history:

Mr Paul Libaud (France) 1947-1984
Dr. Ruben Acosta (Mexico) 1984-2008
Mr Jizhong Wei (China) 2008-