Salzburg - The International Biathlon Union (IBU) today announced that Niklas Carlsson, former CEO of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Are 2019, will take over as IBU Secretary General from 1 September 2019.
Carlsson will bring substantial experience in managing successful organisations and delivering world-class international events. Before he headed the Organising Committee for Are 2019, the 44 year-old served as Secretary General of the Swedish Ski Federation from 2011-2014. He joined the National Federation from the International Ski Federation (FIS), where he worked as Event and Sponsoring Manager for three years. He also sat on the board of Falun 2015, the company for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships; and the board of World Championships Region, a co-owned company by Are 2019 and Östersund 2019 responsible for promoting the World Championships in the region.
Carlsson who is fluent in English and German, has also served as Head Coach and Alpine Director for the Swedish Ski Federation. The father of two children holds a coaching diploma from the University of Physical Education in Stockholm.