The Board of Directors of the KHL has appointed Dmitry Chernyshenko, former chief of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, as the League’s new president.
The decision was taken on Friday evening at a Board of Directors meeting in Sochi dedicated to tackling many current and strategic issues concerning the League.
Mr. Chernyshenko replaces long-time president Alexander Medvedev, who has joined the board of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
The decision formed part of large scale changes in personnel which included the selection of a new Executive Board. The most significant new appointments to the League’s management are as follows:
- Dmitry Chernyshenko - Chairman of the Board - KHL President
- Alexei Krasnov - former Senior Vice President of Sochi-2014 Organizing Committee
- Dmitry Kurbatov - KHL Hockey Operations Vice-President
- Alexander Kiknadze - Head of KHL Legal Department
- Vasily Kursin - Assistant to the Chairman of the KHL Board of Directors
- Victor Beskibalov - KHL Financial Director
- Leonid Vaisfeld - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Maksim Subbotkin - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Kirill Fastovsky - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Shamil Khusnutdinov - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Sergei Fedorov - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Roman Rotenberg - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Gennady Velichkin - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- Zigmars Priede - KHL Clubs Interaction Representative
- German Skoropupov - Managing Director VHL
- Dmitry Yefimov - Managing Director MHL
The new composition of the KHL Executive Board is to be reviewed after two years. The meeting also granted approval to some fine-tuning of financial and other targets for the current season, and decided to cancel the 2014-15 Nadezhda Cup, the tournament for teams which fail to qualify for the playoffs.