Officers

Patron: SYAM Tunku Imran
Emeritus President: Jahangir Khan
President: N Ramachandran
Vice-President: Heather Deayton
Vice-President: Mohamed El Menshawy
Vice-President: Hugo Hannes
Chief Executive: Andrew Shelley
Operations Manager: Lorraine Harding

HRH PRINCE IMRAN

YAM Tunku Tan-Sri Imran ibni Tuanku Jaafar (His Royal Highness Prince Imran), is the son of the King of Malaysia. A former Squash champion of Malaysia, he served as President of the WSF from 1989 to 1996 and after completion of this maximum term was unanimously elected to be Emeritus President, a role specially created for him as an honour for the great leadership he had provided for the sport. Then at the WSF AGM in 2002 he was unanimously elected as Patron of the Federation.

Prince Imran was educated in the UK at King’s School, Canterbury and read law at Nottingham University before being called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn, London in 1971 and qualifying as a Barrister at Law. He is now Chief Executive Officer of the Antah Group of Companies, which has over 60 subsidiaries and associates, and sits on the board of many Malaysian, Australian and British publicly listed companies.

He is President of the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of the Heritage of Malaysia Trust, Director of the Institute of Strategy and International Studies, Chairman of the Young Malaysians Society and a Member of the Malaysian Business Council.

In the sporting arena he is President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, heading the marketing operation for the 1998 Commonwealth Games, Board Member of the National Sports Council of Malaysia, President of the Malaysian Cricket Association and Chairman of the Foundation for Malaysian Sporting Excellence. He was Malaysia’s first National Squash Champion in 1973 and Chef de Mission to the Malaysian Team at the Seoul Olympics in 1988.

JAHANGIR KHAN

Born 10th December 1963. Jahangir started to play Squash at a very young age, coached by his father, Roshan Khan, the 1957 British Open Champion. With this fine pedigree he became arguably the finest Squash player in the history of the sport and one of the greatest sportsmen Pakistan has ever produced.

In Australia in 1979 he became the youngest player ever to win the World Amateur title at the age of 15 years. He followed this by also becoming the youngest winner of the World Open Championship, beating Australia’s Geoff Hunt when still only 17 years old.

Jahangir, whose name means “conqueror of the world”, totally ruled the world of Squash for 14 years. He won the prestigious British Open title for a record 10 times in a row, the World Open 8 times and was unbeaten by any opponent for an incredible 5½ years. During that time he won 555 matches consecutively, one of the longest unbeaten runs by any athlete in top-level professional sport.

Jahangir Khan became a household name, not just in Pakistan, but throughout the world. Not only for his remarkable playing achievements but also for his exemplary conduct and behaviour as champion of the world, always humble both in victory and defeat.

He retired from Squash in 1993 after helping Pakistan to win the World Team Championship in Karachi.

The Government of Pakistan has honoured Jahangir with the awards of Pride of Performance and civil award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his achievements in Squash. Also, they recently awarded him with Sportsman of the Millennium.

In 1990 he was elected Chairman of the Professional Squash Association and after his playing career finished he was elected Vice-President of the Pakistan Squash Federation in 1997. He was elected as Vice-President of the World Squash Federation in November 1998 and then from 2002 – 2008 was President of the World Squash Federation. Jahangir became Emeritus President of the WSF in 2008 and was re-appointed to this position in 2012.

N RAMACHANDRAN

Mr. Ramachandran is a Member of the Promoter Family of The India Cements Limited and until recently was an Executive Director of the Company. India Cements Limited is the largest manufacturer of Cement in South India. He holds several other associated Directorships.

Mr. Ramachandran was the Former President of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), which is the Premier Business Chamber in Chennai.

Mr. N. Ramachandran is actively involved in promoting the cause of education. He is one of the trustees of the India Cements Educational Trust, which manages the Sankar Institute of Polytechnic at Sankar Nagar, Tirunelveli, and is the Vice President of the India Cements Educational Society, which has promoted the T.S. Narayanaswamy College of Arts and Science at Navalur, Chennai.

A keen sportsman, Mr. Ramachandran has been  actively associated with several sports organisations. When he was President of the Indian Triathlon Federation, Mr. Ramachandran pioneered, promoted and popularised the comparatively new and grueling sport of Triathlon in India.

Similarly, when he was Secretary General of the Squash Rackets Federation of India he was instrumental in making Chennai the “Squash Capital” of India and taking the sport to new heights of excellence.  In 2001 he was elected as the President of the Asian Squash Federation and was re-elected to this position in 2005.

Mr. Ramachandran was appointed as an Associate Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association in 2001 and elected a Vice-President in 2005.  In 2007 he was appointed as an Executive Committee Member of the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu.

In 2008 Mr.Ramachandran was appointed as Chairman of Finance and Procurement Committee. He is a member of the Audit Committee for the Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010. He is also a member of the Executive Board for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

In 2008 Mr Ramachandran was elected as President of the World Squash Federation.

In 2009 He was appointed as Patron of both the Asian Squash Federation  and  the Squash Rackets Federation of India.

In 2009 Mr Ramachandran was appointed as Vice President of the Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu by the Tamil Nadu Government.

He is the Hon.Consul for the Government of Latvia with jurisdiction for the States of Tamilnadu and Kerala.

At the WSF AGM in 2012, Mr Ramachandran was re-elected as WSF President for a further four years.

HEATHER DEAYTON

Heather Deayton was born in Melbourne, Australia where she trained as a nurse and first started playing Squash. It was in Papua New Guinea in the early 70’s that she was first introduced to competitive Squash.

Heather moved to Hong Kong in 1975 with her husband and two sons, and quickly became involved in Hong Kong Squash, first as a player and subsequently in the Hong Kong Squash management team. She was appointed as Executive Secretary/Executive Director for Hong Kong Squash for over 20 years, retiring in 2005.

During those years she was involved at Committee level as a Hong Kong delegate at meetings of Asia Pacific, Asian Squash Federation, Sports Federation of Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China and the World Squash Federation, and served in the past as a committee member from 1993 – 2008 of the WSF Championships Committee, and ultimately appointed as a WSF Vice President in 2006 and 2008. She is Director of the WSF Development & Coaching Committee and established the WSF Athletes Commission. In addition, she is currently a member of Hong Kong Squash General Committee, and Hong Kong Hockey Umpires Association.

A very keen sportswomen, she is still actively playing Squash, hockey and golf.

MOHAMED EL MENSHAWY

The Professional Squash Player; Mohamed El Menshawy, played for over a decade in local and international squash tournaments, representing Heliopolis Sporting Club Squash and Egypt’s National Teams from 1977 to 1993.

After his graduation in 1989 from the Faculty of Commerce, Ain Shams University, Cairo, majoring Business Administration, first of his class, he pursued his academic career as an Assistant Professor for the Marketing Department, Faculty of Commerce at the same university.

Later, he led the 40 years prosperous family business in textile manufacturing as managing director, thus enhanced a much higher business and social exposure. Benefiting from both career experiences and exposure; and with Squash as a sport that was and still is, one of his main interest, he volunteered, pursued and occupied a number of key positions to develop and disseminate squash both in Egypt and Globally.

Currently, he is the VP and Managing Director of STADIA www.stadiasportsbusiness.com. Among his other partners, he established STADIA seven years ago in 2004, as the first sports business development Company in the Middle East, where it specialized in management, marketing and development of sports facilities; consulting, training and sports infrastructure supplies. Offering governments, federations, clubs, players, and their sponsors, practical and cost effective solutions with a wide range of customized services (from design, planning to implementation)

 

HUGO HANNES

From 1968 – 1969 Hugo was a foreign exchange student in California, USA. Hugo obtained a Master Degree in Germanic Languages at the University of Antwerp and Ghent. Hugo is married and has two daughters and three grand children of whom he is very proud.

From 1974-1982 Hugo was a volunteer for Associated Field Service (AFS), an international organization for exchange students, as he always believed in international contacts and exchanging ideas and cultures.

Between 1975 – 2009 Hugo was a secondary school teacher. His 34 years of teaching taught him to communicate with young people and parents and also gave him the chance to set up 10 exchange programs per year, as he was convinced that young people must believe in the internationalization of our society.

From 1983 to 1991 Hugo was chairman of the local sports council which gave him the opportunity to learn about the specific characteristics of many sports and in that capacity he organized five international football tournaments for juniors U19.

Between 1989 – 1993 Hugo became the secretary of a local squash club. Through his two daughters he became more involved in squash.

Since 1992 Hugo has been a board member of the Belgian Squash Federation, including 10 years as President and in 1995 he also became President of the Flemish Squash Federation. From 1998 – 2002 he was Vice President of European Squash Federation responsible for junior squash. Hugo became President of European Squash in 2007 and will finish his last term in early 2013. During those six years he learned an immense amount and together with his ESF board members they raised the European Team Championships to a higher level, increased the quality of the development of referees and coaches and created a European Junior circuit with tournaments in 27 countries.

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