COUNCIL
President
  • Dr. Chungwon Choue

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    Full Name - Chungwon Choue

    • Email president@wtf.org
HONORARY
VICE PRESIDENTS
  • Mr. Phillip Walter Coles

    • Address :

      4/118 Hewlett Street, AU-Bronte NSW 2024, Australia

    • Tel :

      612-9389-5987

    • Fax :

      612-9389-0923

    • E-mail :

      pcolesioc@bigpond.com

  • Mr. Dai Soon Lee

    • Address :

      1009 ho, Masters Tower, 533 Dohwa-dong, Mapo-ku, Seoul, Korea

    • Tel :

      82-2-3275-5031~3

    • Fax :

      -

    • E-mail :

      kafuf@hanmail.net

VICE PRESIDENTS
  • Mr. Jiho Choi

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    Full Name - Ji Ho Choi

    • Nationality USA
    • Date of Birth Nov. 24, 1959
    • Start year in WT 2008
    • Telephone 201-694-1986
    • Email masterjihochoi@gmail.com
    • Address 4 Brook Lane, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA 07060

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education New York University
    • Career/Occupation Taekwondo Business Owner
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments PATU Executive Director, Technical Chairman, Games Chairman
    • Sports Administration Head Coach, Princeton University, U.S. Military Academy
    • Awards Best Leadership, Best Referee, Best Instructor, etc.
    • Languages English, Spanish, Korean
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals Develop 45 Pan Am MNAs
    • Hobbies Driving, Scuba Diving
    • Sports Practiced Only Taekwondo
    • Rock Breaking TKD Demonstration for Students
  • Mr. Ivan Dibos

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    Full Name - IVAN DIBOS

    • Nationality PERUVIAN
    • Date of Birth 18.ENE.1939
    • Start year in WT
    • Telephone +51-994040003
    • Email ivandibos@hotmail.com
    • Address Av. A. Miroquesada 164, Apt. 301, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education
    • Career/Occupation
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments
    • Sports Administration
    • Awards
    • Languages
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals
    • Hobbies
    • Sports Practiced
    • Please find attached my biography as it is published in the Directory of the International Olympic Committee, and the picture was taken after Rowing National Championship of Peru in 1998
  • Mr. Kamaladdin Heydarov

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    Full Name - Kamaladdin Heydarov

    • Email intl@taekwondo.az
  • Mr. John Kotsifas

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    Full Name - JOHN KOTSIFAS

    • Nationality AUSTRALIAN
    • Date of Birth 30 MARCH 1959
    • Start year in WT
    • Telephone +61 3 96400600 AND +61 418458969
    • Email jkotsifas@jklegal.com.au
    • Address GROUND FLOOR, 116 HARDWARE STREET, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 3000

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education BACHELOR OF LAWS, BACHELOR OF ECONOMICS, POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA INDUSTRIAL LAW
    • Career/Occupation LAWYER
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments NATIONAL CHAMPION / ATHLETE
    • Sports Administration OVER 30 YEARS EXPERINECE AS TAEKWONDO OFFICIAL/ADMINISTRATOR.
    • Awards AUSTRALIAN SPORTS MEDAL FOR SERVICES TO SPORT
    • Languages ENGLISH, GREEK
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals TO DEVELOP TAEKWONDO AND ATHLETES IN THE OCEANIA REGION AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE WT
    • Hobbies TAEKWONDO, FISHING
    • Sports Practiced TAEKWONDO
  • Mr. Kyu Seok Lee

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    Full Name - Kyu seok Lee

    • Email asiantkdunion@gmail.com
  • Mr. Athanasios Pragalos

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    Full Name - Athanasios Pragalos

    • Email info@worldtaekwondoeurope.org
SECRETARY GENERAL
  • Mr. Hoss Rafaty

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    Full Name - Hoss Rafaty

    • Email hoss.rafaty@wtf.org
TREASURER
  • Mr. Pimol Srivikorn

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    Full Name - Pimol Srivikorn

    • Email pimols007@gmail.com
TREASURER
  • Mr. John Walker

    • Address :

      Level 3 Hanwha Building 109 Sogong-ro Jung-gu Seoul 04525 Korea

    • Tel :

      +82 2 3705 8567

    • Fax :

      +82 2 3705 8564

    • E-mail :

      yuri.kang@macquarie.com

MEMBERS
  • H.H Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi

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    Full Name - Jameela Al Qasimi

    • Nationality UAE
    • Date of Birth 1-11-1959
    • Start year in WT 2017
    • Telephone +971 50 6465946
    • Email jameela.alqasimi@gmail.com
    • Address UAE, Sharjah

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education BSc. Psychology
      Executive Master of Business Administration
    • Career/Occupation Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments
    • Sports Administration Initial AlThiqa Club for Persons with Disabilities - The first sports and cultural club for persons with Disabilities in the UAE
      Founding Member of Arab Committee for sports of the Deaf
    • Awards
    • Languages
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals
    • Hobbies
    • Sports Practiced
  • Ms. Maria Rosario Borello Castillo

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    Full Name - MARIA ROSARIO BORELLO

    • Nationality GUATEMALAN/ARGENTINIAN
    • Date of Birth March 23, 1950
    • Start year in WT 1996
    • Telephone (502) 5202 3228
    • Email maryborello@hotmail.com
    • Address 15 avenida 18-79, zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala, Central America

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education Bachellor in Fine Arts
    • Career/Occupation Executive
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments
    • Sports Administration Guatemalan Taekwondo Federation
    • Awards 2012 - “Cruz Olímpica” award given by the Guatemalan Olympic Committee for services to the community.
      2009 - IOC The Women And Sport Achievement Diploma, Presented by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President IOC.
      2005 - IOC The Women And Sport Achievement Diploma, Presented by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President IOC
      2004 - IOC Sport Excellence Award Sports, Presented by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President IOC
      2003 - Award Medal by the President of the Korean Republic. Dr. Roh Moo-Hyun
    • Languages Spanish, English, Italian, French
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals Peace and social justice through Taekwondo
    • Hobbies Painting
    • Sports Practiced Taekwondo – Stopped practicing 20 years ago due to a serious back injury.
  • Mr. Jesus Castellanos Pueblas

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    Full Name - Jesus Castellanos Pueblas

    • Email presidente@fetaekwondo.net
  • Mr. Angelo Cito

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    Full Name - Angelo Cito

    • Email sport@taekwondoitalia.it
  • Ms. Maria Lourdes de Veer

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    Full Name - Maria de Lourdes de Veer

    • Nationality Aruba
    • Date of Birth 13 October 1952
    • Start year in WT 2017
    • Telephone +297-5930036
    • Email mariludeveer@hotmail.com
    • Address G. Madurostraat 3, Oranjestad, Aruba

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education Bachelor in Humanities, major in History
    • Career/Occupation Work as a volunteer for the Women Club of Aruba. Held the position of Welfare Chairman, witch incurred in organizing projects. Held the position of President; my most important projects were AIDS prevention, a campaign on cervical cancer awareness and free screening with the cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization.
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments Founder of Oranjestad Taekwondo Center Foundation.
      Kukkiwon 7 Dam. Kukkiwon International Master Instructor.
      WT International Referee Kyrougi class 1.
      WT International Referee Poomsae class 1.
      Member PATU Poomsae Committee and WT Women Committee.
    • Sports Administration Executive Board Member and Treasurer of Aruba Taekwondo Association. President of Aruba TKD Association.
    • Awards 1996 ‘Woman of the Year” by the press in Aruba for my humanitarian work in the community.
      2004 Best International Referee in Aruba (all sport).
      Best female IR at the Pan Am Championships Las Vegas, USA.
      Best female Referee at the 8th WT World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Bali, Indonesia.
    • Languages Fluent in Spanish, English and Papiamento. Studied French and Italian.
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals I was happy that the IOC decided to keep Taekwondo in the 2024 Olympic Games. There has been a continued positive evolution of Taekwondo and the WT, I will help and support the WT in there continues efforts.
    • Hobbies Reading, Swimming, Snow Skiing
    • Sports Practiced Taekwondo, Tennis, Cycling
    • Refereeing at an International championship in Aruba 2017.
  • Mr. Driss El Hilali

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    Full Name - Driss El-Hilali

    • Email mtu.president@hotmail.fr
  • Mr. Anthony Ferguson

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    Full Name - ANTHONY FERGUSON

    • Nationality Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
    • Date of Birth 20-11-45
    • Start year in WT 1983
    • Telephone 1-868-777-2119
    • Email ttotaekwondo@gmail.com
    • Address 1 Church Street, St. James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education (ABD)
    • Career/Occupation Economist
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments Open State Championships in the U.S.
    • Sports Administration Council Member (WT); Chairman (WT Development Committee); President (Trinidad and Tobago Taekwondo Association); President (Commonwealth Taekwondo Union); Chairman (Juridical Committee) Vice President (PATU); Special Advisor (USAT and PATU President) T&T National Taekwondo Coach
    • Awards
    • Languages English and some Spanish
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals To make Taekwondo the best organized and administered International Federation of the IOC Members and which is accessible to all
    • Hobbies Reading, Music
    • Sports Practiced Taekwondo, Swimming
  • Mrs. Aicha Garad Ali

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    Full Name - Aicha Garad Ali

    • Email aichagarad@yahoo.fr
  • Mr. An-Chin Hsu

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    Full Name - An-Chin Hsu

    • Email tpetkd@gmail.com
  • Mr. Issaka Ide

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    Full Name - Issaka Ide

    • Email idissaka1952@gmail.com
  • Mr. Kook Hyun Jung

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    Full Name - Kook Hyun Jung

    • Email khjeong@knsu.ac.kr
  • Mr. Inseon Kim

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    Full Name - Inseon Kim

    • Email i.kim@txtkd.org
  • Mr. Tae Kyung Kim

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    Full Name - Tae Kyung Kim

    • Email tkkimnz@hotmail.com
  • Mr. Juan Manuel Lopez Delgado

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    Full Name - Juan Manuel Lopez Delgado

    • Email lopesdel82@hotmail.com
  • Mr. Hazem Ahmad Awwad Naimat

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    Full Name - Hazem Naimat

    • Email hazemnimat@hotmail.com
  • Mr. Metin Sahin

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    Full Name - Metin Sahin

    • Email metinsahintkd@mynet.com
  • Mr. Anatoly Konstantinovich Terekhov

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    Full Name - Anatoly K. Terekhov

    • Email tkd.rtu@gmail.com
  • Ms. Nadin Dawani(Athlete)

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    Full Name - Nadin Dawani

    • Email nadin.dawani@gmail.com
  • Mr. Pascal Gentil(Athlete)

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    Full Name - Pascal GENTIL

    • Nationality French
    • Date of Birth 15 May 1973
    • Start year in WT 2017
    • Telephone +33 (0)6 03 19 31 90
    • Email pascal.gentil@olympian.org
    • Address 68 bis allée du haut, 95670 Marly-la-ville - FRANCE

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education ESSEC Business School
      Master In Sport Management & Business Strategy 2007
    • Career/Occupation (2015- )Business Developer for Securitas Group
      (2015-2017) Ambassador of Paris 2024’s bid to the Olympics
      (2009-2014) Project Manager for Veolia Asia - in China
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments Olympic Games: bronze medalist in 2000 and 2004
      World Cup: gold medal in 2000, 2001 and 2002
      World Championships : silver medal in 1995
      European Championships: gold medal in 1994,1998 and 2005
      French Championships: 18 victories (1994-2012; 2015, 2016)
    • Sports Administration Captain of the French National Taekwondo Team (1998-2009); Peace and Sport Ambassador (2009-); Athlete Role Model at the Summer Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014; World Taekwondo Athlete Committee co-President (elected 2017) ; Member of the Board of the French National Taekwondo Federation (2016-)
    • Awards Officer of the National Order of Merit - decorated by President Nicolas Sarkozy (2004)
      Knight of the National Order of Merit - decorated by President Jacques Chirac (2000)
    • Languages French (native), English (2006 TAGE-MAGE, TOEIC), Spanish, Chinese (beginner)
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals Education through sport, fight against illiteracy, diversity
    • Hobbies Scuba diving and horse rising
    • Sports Practiced
    • I took this picture in 2009 when I decided to retire from international sport career - switch from sport to business life.
EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS
  • Mr. Jonathan Nnaji

    • Address :

      24, Jabba Street Ebute-Metta, West, Lagos State, Nigeria

    • Tel :

      234-8033122115

    • Fax :

    • E-mail :

      nnajijp@yahoo.com

  • Mr. Athanasios Pragalos

    • Address :

      ordeliou 13 - 15 Byron PC 16231 Athens, GREECE

    • Tel :

      30-211-710-2576

    • Fax :

      30-211-710-2576

    • E-mail :

      sakis.pragalos@gmail.com, k.schunken@dtv.minvenj.nl / taekwondoken@gmail.com

  • Mr. John Kotsifas

    • Address :

      Ground floor, 116 Hardware Street Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000

    • Tel :

      61-3-96400-600

    • Fax :

      61-3-96400-611

    • E-mail :

      jkotsifas@jklegal.com.au

  • Mr. Ji Ho Choi

    • Address :

      4 Brook Lane, Plainfield, New Jersey 07060, USA

    • Tel :

      1-201-694-1986

    • Fax :

      1-908-561-5648

    • E-mail :

      masterjihochoi@aol.com / masterjihochoi@gmail.com

  • Mr. Hyun Deuk Oh

    • Address :

      32, Teheran-ro 7 gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea 135-908

    • Tel :

      82-2-3469-0160

    • Fax :

      82-2-3469-0109 / 82-2-567-1157

    • E-mail :

      ohhyunduk@nate.com

  • Mr. Koos Engelbrecht

    • Address :

      PO Box 738, WORCESTER, 6849, South Africa

    • Tel :

      27 828958682

    • E-mail :

      koos_eng@lantic.net

AUDITOR
  • Dr. Dalibor KRPAN

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    Full Name - Dr. DALIBOR KRPAN

    • Nationality CROATIA
    • Date of Birth 14 / March / 1954
    • Start year in WT 1975
    • Telephone +385 91 6391561
    • Email dkrpan38@gmail.com
    • Address Croatia, Stubičke Toplice 49244, Brezina 2 a

    WORLD TAEKWONDO COUNCIL BIOGRAPHY

    • Education MD, PhD., University professor of medicine,
      Specialist-Consultant in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Nephrology, Primarius
    • Career/Occupation Medical doctor, University professor, Head of the Clinic
    • Sports Career/Accomplishments Black belt, 7 DAN, WT Auditor, President of the Taekwondo Academy of Rijeka University
    • Sports Administration WTF Auditor since 1998.
      The president of Croatian taekwondo federation 1986 - 2002.
      President of Organizing Committee of the World cup 1991., European Taekwondo championship 1994., European junior Taekwondo championship 1996., World Taekwondo qualifications for Sydney Olympics 1999., World Taekwondo military games 1998, European Taekwondo cup 1997.
    • Awards “Geosang medal” order of sport merit, Republic of Korea
      New Century Award: The Europe 500, Barons who’s who, USA
      ETU Medal of Honor in gold
      WTF Medal of Honor in gold
    • Languages Croatian, English, Serbian
    • Vision/Purpose/Goals Development of the special exercise program for health based on Taekwondo principles and technics
    • Hobbies Music ( guitar and accordion )
    • Sports Practiced Taekwondo practicing since 1970.
  • Mr. Ali SAGIRKAYA

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    Full Name - Ali Sgirkaya

    • Email sagirkaya42@gmail.com

 

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