IBF Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in Lausanne Switzerland on May 24th & 25th 2022



The Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland on May 24th and 25th 2022 will focus on good governance and building an international federation fit for purpose with a strong Executive Board and a strong administrative leadership team.

IBF President H.E. Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah recently attended the offices of the International Bowling Federation in Lausanne, Switzerland for a series of meetings.


IBF President commented “The focus of those meetings was to review the IBF governance, procedures and operations in order to better support member federations, our athletes and the administrative team.

Since the decision to move the head office of World Bowling to Lausanne, Switzerland in 2015 we have attempted to bring our administration fully up to speed with what is required to be an international federation of good standing as agreed at the  2015 Congress in Abu Dhabi.

We have been working tirelessly to adopt the legal, signature and administration process correctly here in Switzerland but there is more work to be done. Our administrative staff must have greater support to manage key stakeholders, daily operations, sport and competition and finance.

We must change with the times.  Our administration practices and procedures must reflect the realities of  our privileged status as an International Governing Body.  Change starts with the practices and governance of the Executive Board.

I acknowledge that mistakes have been made, particularly with regards to procedures, paperwork  and compliance.

What may have been appropriate in the past cannot be accepted anymore, especially in a world of transparency, good governance and opportunity.

IBF Lausanne, is, and will continue to be, the official head office of the international federation and the executive board and staff adopted under the laws of Switzerland.”


The agenda for the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on April 4th 2022.

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