• May 16, 2022

 Alfons Hormann Profile

Alfons Hormann was born in 1960 in Germany. He is a well-known businessman and a sports official, and he has played a considerable role in German sports. He is a father of three.

Hormann has served in leadership positions for many years. In the early days of his career, he worked with the German Company creation, where he served as the director of the sales and marketing department. Later he became the company’s CEO and held that position for ten years.

Alfons Hormann had served as the chairman of the national governing body for skiing in Germany, the German Ski Association, from 2005 until 2013. Later, he became the president of the Deutscher Olymischer Sportbund, German Olympic Sports Federation.

During his term, Hormann faced criticism because of his management style. The leadership crisis was based on concerns about employees not being respected and that they were not treated fairly, which caused a climate of fear in the Headquarters.

Hormann faced a lot of disapproval from politicians and regional officials for his not calling early elections as per the guidance of the Ethics Commission. In July 2021,

Alfons Hormann decided to end the drama that had been going on and resign from the chairmanship of the DOSB ahead of a vote of confidence.

Hormann complained that the government system had played the role of slowing down the sport. He advised that the German sport can only have a chance at becoming a top-class sport if the state does not interfere.

Hormann attested that the DOSB had suffered greatly, and much was to be done especially in the school sports such as swimming which had collapsed. Alfons stated that the well-being of the German sport should always come before the ambitions of the people involved. He advised that the competitive sport in Germany needs proper direction and clear long-term goals to prove the German sport worthy.

Get in touch with Alfons Hormann Foundation: https://www.alfons-hoermann-stiftung.de/