Yohan Penel was elected new president of the French Badminton Federation for the four years to coming (2020-2024). Elective General Assembly took place Saturday, December 12 exceptionally by videoconference due to the health crisis.
“This election was very positive for the federation because it allowed a real debate of ideas. This election proved that the badminton family is fully engaged and has energy to spare. This state of mind, which is both collective and dynamic, is an asset on which the new team will have to rely to manage the health crisis and build itself in the “next world”. I wish Yohan the best of luck,” commented the former president Florent Chayet, who did not wish to represent himself.
List of Yohan Penel obtained 364 votes out of 660 or 55.15% in the second round, against the list of Nathalie Huet.
Yohan Penel is Mathematical scientist, 36 years old, born in Eaubonne.
Licensed player since 1999 and currently represents the Villejuif club, has been its president since 2019. He was president of the Saint-Gratien club from 2005 to 2016. Yohan Penel formerly was also Deputy Secretary General of the League France in charge of human resources from 2016 to 2017.
Along with the new president, a new Composition of the Executive Board was approved –
Yohan PENEL, Audrey LEGRAND, Sylvain BENAIN, Audrey BARON, Jules HARDUIN, Aline PILON, Mathieu MARIE, Laurence LE COUEDIC, Pascal COUVINEAU, Malice DEVERGIES, Laurent CONSTANTIN, Julie GRALL, Cyrille BERTON, Audrey MAITREROBERT, Eric CHARNIER, Agnès CHACUN, Alexandre HUVET, Nathalie HUET, Julien LAFFAY, Roland BOIGEOL, Gilles CASTILLON.