Members of the FIE Executive Committee 1981 - 1984
G.C. Brusati (M.H.) (†) (ITA)
Edoardo Mangiarotti (M.H.) (†)
Pal Kovacs (M.H.) (†)
(HUN), Charles Debeur (M.H.) (†) (BEL)
Klaus Dieter Guese (M.H.) (†) (FRG), Jacques Hochstaetter (M.H.) (SUI), Vasile Ionescu (†) (ROM), Edgard Mercier (M.H.) (†)
(FRA), Chaba M. Pallaghy (USA), and Victor Putiatin (USSR)
On the death of Charles Debeur (BEL), the Executive Committee elected Edgard Mercier (H.M.) (†) (FRA) Vice-President.
In 1968, the Congress of Paris completely changed the articles of the Statutes concerning the management and administration of the FIE. From that time on, the management of the FIEwas entrusted to an eleven member Executive Committee. This consisted of a President, elected by the Congress, a Secretary General and a Secretary-Treasurer chosen by the President and of the same nationality as himself (forming the Central Office), and eight members whose nationalities differed from that of the President, elected by the Congress.
In 1992 the Congress in Paris further modified the Articles of the Statutes concerning the management and administration of the FIE. From then on the management of the FIE was entrusted to a twelve-member Executive Committee, consisting on the one hand of the President, elected by the Congress, and on the other hand of eleven other members, each of a different nationality, also elected by the Congress. The Central Office (Bureau) of the FIE was to consist of five persons - the President, a Secretary General and a Secretary-Treasurer chosen by the President, and the two Vice-Presidents elected by the Executive Committee - all chosen among these eleven members.
The 2004 Congress in Paris increased the number of Vice-Presidents to 3. The Bureau is composed of six persons: the President, a Secretary General and a Secretary-Treasurer designated by the President, and three vice-presidents elected by the Executive Committee and chosen among its eleven members.
In 2008, the Paris Congress modified the Statutes articles relating to the number of members in the Executive Committee. It is composed of sixteen members including the President, elected by the congress, and fifteen members of different nationalities, who are also elected by the congress and 3 of whom are women. The President in office of each of the five Confederations recognised by the FIE is a member with full rights of the Executive Committee.
Before 1968, the FIE was managed by the President and the Central Office (Bureau) that was composed of the President, his assistant, the Secretary General, and the Secretary Treasurer.