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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

ELC members bid farewell to long-time chairman Aloys Fischer
News from the CEV Luxembourg, July 16, 2015. The European Legal Commission (ELC) had on Monday and Tuesday their last meeting before the elective General Assembly scheduled for mid-October in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was al
CEV President attends informal meeting of EU Ministers of Sport, discusses role of sports movement in ‘growing’ tomorrow’s citizens
News from the CEV Luxembourg, July 7, 2015. CEV President André Meyer attended on Tuesday morning an informal meeting of the EU Ministers of Sport which took place in Luxembourg City as the Grand Duchy is currently hol
Annual CL seminars lay cornerstone for yet another record-breaking season
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, July 4, 2015. Europe’s Volleyball family celebrated another major highlight on Thursday night at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna with the annual European Volleyball Gala that was combine
Volleyball stars take centre stage at European Volleyball Gala
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2015. Apart from the Drawing of Lots for the 2016 edition of the CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League, the 2015 European Volleyball Gala that was held at the splendid Red
CEV President opens European Volleyball Gala looking back at past successes, invites Volleyball family to work as one
News from the CEV Vienna, Austria, July 2, 2015. On Thursday night CEV President André Meyer warmly addressed Europe’s Volleyball family, representatives of sponsors and partners as well as of the 52 teams participati