He has served as the Secretary General of the FEI since May 2011.
The results of the vote were announced by HRH Princess Haya, outgoing President, who said, “I am pleased to announce we have a new FEI President, Ingmar De Vos.” The announcement was met with applause from the audience representing delegate from 91 national federations.
“I’m really very honored and overwhelmed by this enormous support,” De Vos said, “and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your confidence. Baku will be in my memory forever.”
“Elections are always difficult, as it splits a little bit the family, but I guarantee that I will be the president of all of you, I will serve all the members of our community and I will work very hard to keep this unity,” he continued.
De Vos takes over the reins as FEI President at the conclusion of the FEI General Assembly for a four-year term. He is eligible for re-election for up to three consecutive terms.
He said he plans to resign as Secretary General as soon as he takes over the Presidency. An interim Secretary General will take over the role until a permanent replacement is found.