Members of the ISSF General Assembly have unanimously elected “H.E. Mr. Turky bin Abdulmohsen AL-ALSHEIKH” as the ISSF Board Chairman for the term of (2017 – 2021).
H.E. Mr. Turky bin Abdulmohsen AL-ALSHEIKH is currently holding the positions of “Chairman of General Sports Authority (GSA) and President of Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (SAOC)”.
H.E. Mr. Turky bin Abdulmohsen AL-ALSHEIKH becomes the 5th ISSF Board Chairman since its foundation, after HRH Prince Faisal bin Fahd, HRH Sultan bin Fahd, HRH Prince Nawaf bin Faisal and HRH Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad.
This announcement has taken place during the 10th ISSF General Assembly held last Monday on 2nd Rabia Al Awwal, 1439 (Hijri Calendar) corresponding to 20th November 2017 headed by ISSF Senior Vice President Col. Hamad Kalkaba MALBOUM to elect the ISSF Board Members for the current office term 2017-2021.
Then, H.E. Mr. Turky bin Abdulmohsen AL-ALSHEIKH delivered a speech to welcome the members of ISSF General Assembly and has highly praised the important role played by the ISSF and the positive impacts of ISSF competitions, training courses and programs contributing very well to enhancing the spirit of solidarity, brotherhood and Islamic values.
He also emphasized the importance of positive interaction and substantial responsibility lies on the Islamic countries, represented by their ISSF Member National Olympic Committees and the Members of ISSF Executive Board.
H.E. AL-ALSHEIKH has highly praised the good preparation and organization of the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games held in Baku, the Capital of Azerbaijan during the period 12-22 May 2017 and noted that he is looking forward to the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in 2021.
His Excellency Mr. AL-ALSHEIKH expressed his sincere thanks to the HRH Prince Faisal bin Fahd bib Abdul-Aziz (may Allah blesses his soul) for initializing the first step of ISSF step leading to bringing together the Sportspeople and youth from all Muslim Countries.
He also thanked all the ISSF Executive Board Members who have participated in the meeting, and urged them to avail further cooperation with the ISSF to support its activities and programs.