In an unprecedented event at the 38th General Assembly, Leonz Eder was unanimously elected as the new President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). This historic rise to leadership has ignited a wave of optimism and anticipation within the university sports community.

Leonz Eder, a man of remarkable abilities and dedication, brings a wealth of experience to his new role as the President of FISU. Prior to his recent election, Eder served as the Vice President of FISU and has been an integral part of the organization for over a decade. Notably, during his tenure as the Managing Director of Swiss University Sports, Eder was instrumental in organizing several successful university sports events, setting a new benchmark for others to follow. His academic background is equally impressive, boasting a Doctorate in Sports Science from the prestigious University of Bern. Eder’s relentless passion for university sports, combined with his strategic approach and astute leadership skills, make him a fitting choice for this esteemed position.

“I am thrilled to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Leonz Eder and the new board members on behalf of the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA),” commented Charissa Tynan, Director General of IFMA. She proceeded to underscore the significance of university sports, particularly in the context of muaythai’s evolution.

“University sport plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of sports like muaythai. It is not just about fostering athleticism and competition but also about developing the values of respect, honour, and discipline that are so intrinsic to our sport. We believe that under Mr. Eder’s leadership, the bond between university sports and muaythai will only strengthen, leading us all to a promising future,” added Tynan.

This alliance between the International Federation of Muaythai Associations (IFMA) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is not merely a partnership; it stands as a testament to their mutual dedication to the development, proliferation, and promotion of university sports worldwide. Together, they are committed to fostering an environment where sports, such as muaythai, can thrive. Their shared vision aligns seamlessly with their objectives to cultivate respect, honour, and discipline within the sports community. This collaboration signifies a notable progression in the sporting world and promises a future where university sports and muaythai can flourish together, under the guiding stewardship of Mr. Leonz Eder.