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The President is elected directly by the General Assembly among candidates standing for the Board of Administration, provided that such candidates have been formally nominated for the Presidency by their respective National Federations.
Once elected, the President shall become a full member of the Board of Administration.

Matters within his/her power include:

  • Governance of the CEV Bodies and CEV Head Office
  • Representing CEV
  • Ensuring a fruitful interaction and collaboration with FIVB and all other Continental Confederations and National Federations;
  • Ensuring the well-being of CEV and European Volleyball through a constant contact with all CEV institutional organs, National Federations and any other international sport organization;
  • Report to the Executive Committee.

Born in 1944 in Bettembourg, Luxembourg, André Meyer assumed the Presidency of the European Volleyball Confederation back in 2001 as the General Assembly was held in Ostrava, Czech Republic. After chairing Luxembourg’s Volleyball Federation for 17 years and the European Refereeing Commission for about a decade, Mr. Meyer was sworn in to lead the European Volleyball family thereby significantly contributing to the massive development of this sport in the “Old Continent”. After his re-election in 2005, Mr. Meyer continued his work for the CEV combining his presidential function with more and more tasks assigned by the FIVB, where – as of 2013 – he is the 2nd Executive Vice President, President of the Finance Commission and Executive Vice President in charge of the Rules of the Game and Refereeing Commissions. André Meyer is a former Volleyball player and international referee who officiated at a total of 178 international matches, including games of the European Cups, the European Championships and World Championships. On September 17, 2011, Mr. Meyer was re-elected for a third consecutive mandate – a real premiere in the history of the European Volleyball Confederation – to chair Europe’s Volleyball family for another four years up to 2015.


  • 1973-1978 Giancarlo Giannozzi (ITA)
  • 1978-1979 Vahit Colakoglu (TUR) – interim
  • 1979-1983 Georges Boudry (FRA)
  • 1983-1987 Dusan Prielozny (TCH)
  • 1987-1993 Piet de Bruin (NED)
  • 1993-1995 Michalis Mastrandreas (GRE)
  • 1995-2001 Rolf Andresen (GER)
  • 2001- now André Meyer (LUX)

Institutional Life

CEV invites Volleyball decision-makers to enrol in European Sport Governance Master Programme
News from the CEV Luxembourg, April 16, 2014. In an effort to provide decision-makers of the Volleyball family with a first-class training programme, the CEV has joined forces with all other members of the European Team Sports Association (EHF, FIBA Europe, FIRA-AER,
CEV President signs agreement with Danish Federation to establish Europe’s fifth Regional Volleyball Development Centre (RVDC)
News from the CEV Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 2014. After inspecting its facilities, CEV President André Meyer signed on Monday an agreement with the Danish Volleyball Federation which sets up Europe’s fifth FIVB/CEV Regional Volleyball Development Centre
Development and video sections added to CEV website
News from the CEV Luxembourg, April 11, 2014. A series of extra pages were just added to the CEV website that now features a special development and media section. There is more to come but for the moment all Volleyball fans can start surfing through these extra pages
CEV and Mikasa committed to continue success story
News from the CEV Luxembourg, April 8, 2014. CEV President André Meyer had on Tuesday the opportunity to host the General Manager - International Sales Department of Mikasa Corporation, Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, at the CEV headquarters in Luxembourg City. “We
European members get together on eve of FIVB Board meeting
News from the CEV Lausanne, Switzerland, April 2, 2014. Shortly after the meeting of the FIVB Executive Committee held on Wednesday in Lausanne, the European members of the FIVB Board of Administration got together in the Olympic capital in order to share their views