Patrik Perosa, member Executive Committee

Eva Bjernudd, member Executive Committee

 

1. ID Eva Bjernudd

· age:

59

· first contact with company sport:

I have always worked with various non-profit organizations. Company sports and recreation have always been part of the business.

· volunteer or professional in company sport:

I am full time Secretary General of Korpen, the Swedish federation for company sports and sports for all

· sports background:

I love skiing, I competed in downhill skiing at a younger age

· intellectual background:

vocational degree at the Swedish school of sport and health sciences

· favourite sport:

skiing. Nowadays, I practice several sports to keep my body going and maintain my health

· hobbies:

skiing, running, EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) training, being out in nature especially in the mountains and in the archipelago

 

2. Specific realizations / achievements throughout your professional and company sports career?

I have held many different positions, both president, elected representative and CEO / Secretary General in Sweden.

 

3. What was your ambition when you applied to become EXCO member?

My ambition was and still is to work on the issues that still today figure on our agenda. I want our European Company Sport Games to be of a high quality where joy, fellowship and the fact that everyone is welcome, permeate the games.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the coming years?

I want to have good governance and gender equality on the agenda of the Exco. Today, we are only two women in the EFCS board and I hope there will be more in the future.

 

5. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport in general?

Since we spend large parts of our lives in the workplace, it is an important place to reduce sedentary life for increased well-being. It is important to contribute both to the small efforts, short breaks, exercises that you can easily do during the day. But also to train and have fun together with colleagues where your grace becomes stronger and gets a better condition.

 

6. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

EFCS is an organization where we can meet on equal terms and play sports and have fun together. It is a great idea and we need it more than ever in Europe now. Many countries, including Sweden, can make the games more famous among their members so that EFCS will grow and become even bigger in the future.

 

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

I am one of Sweden's first certified EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) instructors.

Reinhard Sitzler, vice president, member Executive Committee

1. ID Reinhard Sitzler

• age: 52

• first contact with company sport: 1993

• volunteer or professional in company sport: professional (in local company sport organization in Salzburg) & volunteer (in Austrian Company Sport Organisation and in European Company Sport Organisation)

• sports background: football player in a sports club (in the youth – from 6 till 14 years) and at the same time tennis player in a sports club

• intellectual background:

commercial academy (with school leaving examination)

• favourite sport: football, tennis, alpine ski, cycling

• hobbies: skiing, ski-mountaineering, cycling, hiking, reading.

 

2. Specific realizations / achievements throughout your professional and company sports career?

2 times sportsmanager for ECSG Salzburg 2003 (with in total 5600 participants) and ECSG Salzburg 2019 (with in total 7000 participants). Supervisor for several European Summer & Winter Company Sport Games.

 

3. What was your ambition when you applied to become EXCO member?

My ambition was to bring more professionalism in the organization of European Company Sport Games and to make EFCS more visible in the world of sports.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the coming years?

My goal is to achieve a regular high standard in all our European Company Sport Games (Summer & Winter) and that EFCS will be the number one in the field of company sports in Europe.

 

5. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport in general?

During the last 3 decades company sport has changed a lot. The focus is not anymore on competitive sports. There is a strong demand for leisure sport activities such as hiking, cycling, yoga, pilates. Young people want to be more flexible in their choice of participating in company sport activities or not.

 

6. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

I am very interested in developing a high standard in all sport disciplines offered by EFCS during the European Company Sport Games. In the near future, I hope that EFCS will be able to develop a common “App” (schedules, results, medal table) for future ECSG in the same way as the official EFCS registration tool. This would be a great benefit for all participants.

 

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

I am happily married and the proud father of 2 young ladies aged 12 and 14.

UWE TRONNIER, vice president, member Executif Committee

1. ID Uwe Tronnier

· age:

68

· first contact with company sport:

1978

· volunteer or professional in company sport: volunteer

· sports background: active bowling player (national standard)

· intellectual background: university (financial)

· favorite sport: bowling, football

· hobbies: collecting ducks, reading, sports in all versions

 

2. Specific realizations / achievements throughout your professional and company sports career?

 

President of the Berlin Company Bowling Federation (FVB) for more than 40 years and since 1995, also German board member (1995 – 2004 General Secretary, since 2004 President).

 

3. What was your ambition when you applied to become EXCO member?

 

Representing Germany as one of the biggest federations in Europe to help spreading the company sport idea in Europe.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the coming years?

 

To continue to help developing company sport in Europe.

 

5. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport in general?

 

Further developing company sport in Europe will be not easy. To succeed we must try to work together more closely with the different countries taking into account their special requests and wishes.

 

6. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

 

I think that the actual strategy of the EXCO is the right way. It is important that sport and friendship in Europe will be the most essential task for EFCS in the future.

 

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

 

No

Peder Bisgaard, vice president, member Executif Committee

1. ID Peder Bisgaard

• age:

67

• first contact with company sport:

1978

• volunteer or professional in company sport:

-volunteer (chairman) in the local company sports association in Hillerod

-fully paid democratically elected president for the Danish Federation for Company Sport

• sports background:

football, handball, rowing

• intellectual background:

medium education: first in sales and trade - then as a police officer

• favorite sport:

football, football and football – and then all kinds of sports ….. even curling!

• hobbies:

cycling (including indoor cycling), sailing, skiing/snowboarding and golf

 

2. Specific realizations/achievements throughout your professional and company sports career?

- Received the Knight´s Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2011 by Her Majesty Queen Margret the II

- Police officer for 23 years

- Previously active as a football player (division level)

- Member of the City Council in Hillerod – 8 years as Chairman for “Culture & Sport”

- Member of several ministerial committees hence close relations with the Danish Government and members of the European Parliament

- Member of the National Board for “The Danish Federation for Company Sports” since 1991

- President of “The Danish Federation for Company Sports” (full-time) since 2001

- Member of EFCS Executive Committee since 2003

- Vice president of EFCS since 2014

 

3. What was your ambition when you became an EXCO member?

- To make EFCS a more significant player in the European landscape, aiming at making national Company Sports Organizations / Sport for All organizations the preferred partner when it comes to sport, exercise and health in relation to work

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the coming years?

- To continue making EFCS a more significant player in the European landscape

- To help adjust, develop and implement health and exercise campaigns

- To ensure that EFCS in the future still has a healthy financial situation that will help EFCS to provide attractive offers to its many member countries

- An even closer link/contact with the EU

 

5. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport in general?

- I am concerned about how we can secure the necessary volunteers in the local associations. However, this is unfortunately / fortunately not only a challenge for company sports but for the sport in general.

 

6. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

- My big wish is that EFCS could "invent" an activity/a campaign that could be implemented throughout Europe so that EFCS is not only known for ECSG (Company Games); for example a European "Workplace Exercise Day" (or week?), that could easily be part of the EU project European Week of Sport.

 

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

I have been a volunteer in different sports, scouts and social associations for more than 52 years!

A little ‘funny’ story: In my time as President of the Danish Federation for Company Sport, I have ‘survived’

- 3 general secretaries

- 6 prime ministers

- 10 culture ministers.

HAIDY ARON-CAMPAN, chairwoman EFCS Diversity Management

1. ID

• Age: 48

• Volunteer in company sport: chairwoman EFCS Diversity Management, president FFSE Ile de France, vice-president FFSE, vice-president Association Veolia sport, deputy treasurer WFCS

• Professional in company sport: head of ‘sport-santé, bien-être et qualité de vie au travail’ (sport-health, wellbeing and quality of life at the workplace)

• Sports background: professional track and field elite athlete, several international selections, captain of the French team

• Intellectual background: double Master2 commerce and environment, HR expertise

• Favourite sport: playing tennis, watching track and field competitions

• First contact with company sport: in 2008 through a professional encounter

• Hobbies: reading, music, playing with my kids

2. Any specific realizations / achievements:

Elite athlete.

3. At the beginning, what did you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee?

Helping the development of company sport at world level and serve the interests of Veolia, my employer

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the future?

Realizing my expectations indicated in point 3

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

Diversity, feminization in sport, company sport and environment, company spirit and company performances, education to enable to address CSR challenges building on the company sport

strengths and values (tools, prevention, raising awareness,...), company sport data and key monitoring indicators to recommend to the companies

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport?

See point 5

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

Nothing specific

ZDENKO SIPIC, chairman of EFCS Health Management

1. ID

· Age: 66

· Volunteer in company sport: During my professional work, I worked as the director of Health Prevention Programs in a large tourist company in Poreč, Croatia. For 10 years, I volunteered for the employees of that company. In the winter, I organized sports and recreational programs of active recovery and ski school in winter centers. I have been active in EFCS for 8 years, and now I am the president of Health Management. And in HEPA, WHO, I am member of the steering committee.

· Professional in company sport: no

· Sports background: internationally licensed ski teacher, tennis teacher, spearfisherman, actively trained judo and karate in my younger years.

· Intellectual background: Graduated from the Medical High School. Graduated – Professor of Kinesiology, then Masters degree - Master of Kinesiological Sciences at the University of Zagreb at the Faculty of Kinesiology. Promoted to the Scientific Research Title "Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Tourism in Poreč. Today, candidate for the Doctorate of Kinesiological Sciences. All my life, I have been scientifically and practically perfecting and confirming in practice the importance of health prevention, targeted programs as the most important factor for maintaining health. To this end, I have organized and participated in many congresses and professional conferences in Croatia and Europe. One of the most important congresses I organized, hosted and lectured, is the Congress of Medical Health Preventive Tourism in Croatia, under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb. I was the director of the high school, 10 years mentor to the students of the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb, lecturer, prof. at the Medical and Physiotherapeutic School in Zagreb. I created "MASTER POOL" for the City of Poreč and volunteered for 4 years. Master Pool brought together all successful athletes from different sports, up to the age of 18. I coordinated and led the training processes in cooperation with the Diagnostic Center of the Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb.

· Favourite sport: alpine skiing, tennis, diving

· In company sport: continuous professional work with companies for 40 years with different companies. Organizer and leader of the "Counseling for recreational exercise and health" in Poreč at the Hotel Diamant.

· First contact with company sport: in 1979 when I got a job at the Great Tourist Company in Poreč.

· Hobbies: active socializing with family, singing with friends. Nature walking with the dog. Singing in the church choir.

 

2. Any specific realizations / achievements:

As an associate, I actively participated in national research in the field of Physical Education and Health. I have published several books. I have written 15 professional papers in the field of sports and health prevention in Tourism. I have now launched and am conducting international scientific research to create a model "Health prevention of EU employees throughout the year." In the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, I was appointed a member of the expert group for the development and implementation of a special tourist offer of Health Preventive Tourism.

 

3. At the beginning, what did you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee?

I expect full implementation of the Health Management work program. This means the implementation of the Medical Health Preventive Kinesiology Rehabilitation program in all EFCS member countries, for the purpose of concrete measurable improvement and preservation of the health of employees in EU companies. Active networking EFCS members for the stated purposes.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the future?

The task of Health Management is a very complex process. We have made preparatory activities for the implementation of the health prevention project. I would like to get more support, to implement the project in all EFCS member countries. Implementation would significantly raise the quality of life of employees. In line with that goal, I would like to just add the word ‘Health’ to the name EFCS. That would then look like European Federation for Company Sport (and Health). Educate interested representatives of national member states, for better and faster implementation of the project.

 

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

The Health Prevention project is a demanding and important segment of creating these values. Education of stakeholders is a realistic prerequisite for serious development and implementationof the project. The European Conference "Company Sport and Health" is an opportunity to begin the implementation of the project "Health Prevention Kinesiological Rehabilitation". I think it is enough if I dedicate myself to that segment of work to the maximum. Of course, such a large project can only be realized with quality teamwork. I am sure that the newly elected Health Management team, can and will do this if a consensus is reached within EFCS.

 

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport?

Employee health prevention is a new category of specific activities, such as Kinesiological Rehabilitation, which includes a wide range of professionals and is guaranteed to reduce sick leave, injuries at work, encourage resocialization, motivation and increase productivity in the workplace.

 

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

I am actively working on the preparation of the introduction of the Republic of Croatia in the WFCS. I firmly believe that the program concept of health prevention EFCS would be welcomed at the level of WFCS. World institutions responsible for health, strongly promote and support such projects. I hope for the opportunity to support and realize this together in EFCS.

CLAUS SCHOU, member of EFCS Sport Management

1. ID

• Age: 58

• Volunteer in company sport: since 1987

• Professional in company sport: no

• Sports background: handball, badminton

• Intellectual background: business college

• Favourite sport: handball, badminton and padel

• In company sport: since 1983

• First contact with company sport: A colleague introduced me to company sports. My company competed with four teams in badminton and one in football. My colleague was also chairman of the local corporate sports association and asked me if I did not want to be part of the association. And I have since been a part of the association in my hometown.

• Hobbies: Corporate sports locally and nationally. My house and garden where I can relax. Explore other places and countries. And then I have a great passion for Walt Disney, what is called "Donald dist”.

2. Any specific realizations / achievements: I have been a board member of Anti Doping Denmark from 2008 to 2014. I have organized major sporting events, both locally and nationally.

 

3. At the beginning, what did you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee? I expected a greater insight into what the different countries had of corporate sports. How they organized and held events.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the future? I would like to help make EFCS more widespread in our member states and that there is more EFCS visibility. To make our ECSG even bigger. To ensure that new sports are included in the program in the future. To ensure that current sports always live up to international requirements. To ensure an understanding across our member states when we talk about sports.

 

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed? Sports as a whole.

 

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport? From the Danish side, there must be a link between the companies and the local company sports association. This varies from country to country, but there can and must be some common ways to do it. Doing so also gives EFCS a greater opportunity to gather people for our events.

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know? Nothing specific. I am always an open and curious person who has a great passion for sports.

JULIO SANTANDREU, member of EFCS Marketing Management

1. ID

· age: 64

· volunteer in company sport: since 1979. I am President of the Sports Association of Gandia AFES companies and President of the Valencian Federation ATEVA. I am also an active member of the Spanish federation of company sport CODA

· professional in company sport: no, although I dedicate a large part of my life to it. In my professional life I am working in the private security sector

· sports background: I have always been an amateur athlete in basketball, soccer, tennis, padel, in that order. I have been President of C.F. Gandia Professional in the Spanish Second Football Category B

· intellectual background: First Grade Superior Academy

· favourite sport: I like all sports, I am quite passionate about sports in general, but I admit that soccer tops the bill

· in company sport: I have been linked to company sports since 1979, and since 1987, I am founding partner and President of the Gandia Business Sports Association "AFES"

· first contact with company sport: my brothers were engaged in company sports (they were better footballers than me😊) The competitions were not regulated, even a bit disastrous with little order and seriousness. That is why, with other colleagues, we decided to create a more serious Sports Association in Gandia.

· hobbies: apart from my dedication to corporate sports (it is my favourite hobby), on weekends, I like to walk in the mountains with my wife and my dog. I am also passionate about reading and cinema.

2. Any specific realizations / achievements:

 

In my professional life I have been successful with my Security company, having in 2008 more than 150 employees. I have been President for 8 years of the Association of Private Security Entrepreneurs

of the Valencian Community, and an active member of the Federation of Security Companies of Spain, with several diplomas and a silver medal.

In the sports field of Empresas de Gandia I received many recognitions, with many awards for the constant dedication to improve corporate sports in my city. We have organized two Spanish corporate sports championships in Gandia and one European soccer championship. Each year, we also organize activities during the “EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORTS”. We have also participated a few times in the MEHOZIADA in Eilat, Israel, becoming one year Champions.

 

3. At the beginning, what did you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee?

 

I am happy and honored to be able to bring a bit of my experience to such an important federation. But at the same time, I regret the lack of adequate knowledge of the English language because this prevents me to develop my full potential. But I keep studying English to improve my relationships.

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS in the future?

 

I would like to be able to collaborate in improving EFCS communication with ALL ATHLETES from different countries.

 

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed?

 

There are countries who, due to their culture and development in corporate sports, have very advanced relations with the different governments. But there are others (such as Spain) who are still a long way from achieving it, and perhaps here EFCS should help more strongly in the different ministries of those countries.

 

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/ideas about company sport?

Thanks to company sport, the health of the inhabitants of a country is well maintained. Without these well-regulated sports people would become sedentary. We must continue to support and help so that this non-professional sport sector continues to have more followers every day.

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know?

 

I am married with one son born in 1983. In 2021, I have celebrated my ruby wedding anniversary (40 years). And in corporate sports in Gandia, we are very pleased that our association is owner of its Local Social, where our headquarters are situated. A fact achieved by investing enormous efforts during 20 years, to ensure that our future generations have a legacy to help them survive and improve.

PERNILLE AUDE, member of EFCS Health Management

1. ID

• age: 52

• volunteer in company sport: member of the Board and the Executive Committee in my local company sport association in Slagelse and Board Member of Danish Company Sports Association

• professionnal in company sport: no

• sports background: sailing, volleyball, skiing

• intellectual background: graduate diploma in Business Administration + Mini MBA

• favourite sport: everything involving a ball

• in company sport since 2013

• first contact with company sport in 2013. I was employed as Sales Manager in the Danish Company Sports Association. When I left in 2016, I continued as a volunteer and a ressource person within our organization. In 2019, I became a board member.

• hobbies: FAMILY, sport, hunting dog training

2. Any specific realizations / achievements: My biggest achievement in my private life is my wonderful family. My husband and our children, Naya 23 years and Niklas 21 years. Professionally, I have managed to always have the most exciting jobs with great teams around me in totally different companies.

 

3. What do you expect from your engagement in the EFCS committee? I expect to be able to make a difference and increase the numbers of people performing company sport

 

4. What do you want to achieve in EFCS? That we are improving ourselves to do better when it comes to strengthen our ties between our local associations and the companies in their areas.

 

5. Are there specific aspects in EFCS you are interested in and that you want to see being developed? Happy people deliver great results and if you have something like sport events or activities to share with your collegues, you will be more happy at your job and as a benefit you might even achieve a healthier lifestyle.

 

6. Have you specific thoughts/suggestions/Ideas about company sport? How do we get company sport incorporated in the family life.

7. Is there something else you want to tell about yourself we absolutely ought to know? No.