Das IFA Präsidium 2019-2023 wurde beim IFA Kongress 2019 in Winterthur (SUI), am 14. August 2019 gewählt. Sechs von 20 Präsidiumsmitglieder sind Frauen (30 %). Neun Nationen von vier Kontinente sind im Präsidium vertreten.


President (from 2019)
Secretary General (2015-2019)
Anti-Doping Administrator (2014 – 2018)
LOC Member Hospitality 2018 WWC Linz
Competition Manager 2018 World Tour Final
Competition Manager 2016 U18 WC Nuremberg
Head of Future Development Working Groupe (2014 – 2015)

International World Games Association (IWGA)
Chair of Anti-Doping-Panel (from 2018)

World Squash Federation (WSF)
Vice Chair of Para Squash Commission (from 2017)

World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF)
Chair of WFDF Doping Control Panel (from 2015)

World Minigolfsport Federation (WMF)
Anti-Doping Administrator (from 2015)

Professional Career

from October 1st, 2012
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Grünwalder Freizeitpark GmbH



Secretary General (from 2019)
Head of OC World Tour Finals 2019 Salzburg
Head of OC Women’s World Championship 2018 Austria
Competition Manager The World Games 2017 and 2021

Christoph Oberlehner was appointed in January 2017 as IFA Administrative Director serving as the first fulltime employee of IFA. He was appointed as Competition Manager for the World Games 2017 and 2021, U18 World Championships USA and the 2018 World Tour Final as well as Secretary General for the IFA 2018 Women´s World Championships.

Chris brings many years of professional experience in the sports business to the table. He served as marketing and sponsoring director of Austrian soccer Bundesliga team SV Ried, as well as for a soccer consulting firm in Munich. Furthermore, he has gained experience in several projects with FIFA, the German Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation, as well as member of the organizing team of the Fistball Euro 2016 in Grieskirchen.


Board of Directors:
1999 – 2000 Chair of Youth Commission
2000 – 2011 Vice President
2011 – 2019 President


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