International Council of Traditional Sports and Games (ICTSG) has many extraordinary personalities as part of it's team.
Mr. Khalil Ahmed Khan
Mr. Khalil Ahmed Khan is the Founder President of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is also the President of International Association of Traditional Wrestling Sports, Asian Belt Wrestling Federation and Pakistan Ju Jitsu Federation and heads many other sports organizations as well. Mr. Khan is a lawyer by profession and holds LLB Degree along with Masters of Political Sciences from University of the Punjab. He was the Chairman of the former UNESCO Advisory Committee on Traditional Sports and Games.
Mr. Joel Bouzou
Mr. Joel Bouzou is the Ambassador-at-Large of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games at world level. He is also the Founder and President of Peace and Sport Organization and the current President of the World Olympians Association. He has competed in four consecutive Olympic Games. Mr. Bouzou holds a Diploma in Sports Law and Economics from the University of Limoges. He is also the Advisor of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Vice President (Africa)
Mr. Yahya Al Matarr Jobe
Mr. Yahya Al Matarr Jobe is the Regional Vice President for the African Region of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is also President of the Union of Africa Traditional Sports and Games. He has also served as the Deputy Permanent Delegate of the Gambia at the Permanent Delegation of the Gambia at UNESCO and also responsible for the coordination between the African Member States for the promotion of traditional sports and games being the Official Coordinator for Africa.
Official Coordinator (Pacific)
Mr. Harko H Brown
Mr. Harko Brown is the Official Coordinator for the Pacific Region of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is also an expert on Traditional Maori games and play and has been involved in the field of traditional sports and games since more than two decades. He is also the author of several books on indigenous cultural heritage and traditional sports and has led been appointed by the New Zealand government to lead the country in the World Indigenous Games. Mr Brown is also a University lecturer and teacher and holds a Masters Degree in Sports.
Official Coordinator (Europe)
Mr. Daniel MacCarthy
Mr. Daniel MacCarthy is the official coordinator for the European Region of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is also the Managing Director of the Heritage Factory Ireland and developed the Heritage Framework for the GAA as part of its Successful UNESCO ICH submission for Hurling. Mr. MacCarthy holds a Masters Degree in History from the National University of Ireland, Galway and is affiliated in Sports Law with the Law Society of Ireland.
Mr. Shammi Rana
Mr. Shammi K Rana is the General Secretary of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He has been working in sports administration since 20 years and has been office bearer of various international sports federation. Mr. Rana is also a successful businessman and running international chain restaurants in South Korea. He was also the rapporteur of the former UNESCO Advisory Committee on Traditional Sports and Games.
Regional Coordinator (South America)
Mrs. Soraia Chung Saura
Mrs. Soraia Chung Saura is the Regional Coordinator for the South American Region of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. She is currently working as a Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is also the author of many research books on traditional games and is one of the advocates for women empowerment through traditional sports.
Director Global Strategy & Commercial
Mr. Haider Ali Daud Khan
Mr. Haider Ali Daud Khan is the Director Global Strategy and Commercial of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is a Qualified Chartered Certified Accountant from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan. He has worked in many international organizations such as the World Bank, DFID and GIZ etc. Mr. Khan is also the Founder and CEO of Strawberry Sports Management, Wild Parrot Communications and Bigger Picture Consulting.
Director Sports & Games
Mr. Babar Qayyum Raja
Mr. Babar Qayyum Raja is the Director Sports and Games of the International Council of Traditional Sports and Games. He is also the Chairman of Agri-Tourism Development Corporation and Chief Executive of Meadows Resorts and Organics. Mr Raja himself is a tent pegger (Neza Baaz) which is one of the most popular traditional sports in Asia and a jeep racer. He has also been involved in many social projects for the development of sports, agriculture, heritage, environment and tourism.